Lists help us pull our ideas together, so we can get in the dirt and start gardening! Lists also help us organize our thoughts and remember what to do and when to do it. Therefore, a garden journal would be lacking if it didn't include a few lists and guides to assist us in our planning.
Some plants' growing requirements and some climates mandate that you start seeds indoors and then transplant them in an outdoor garden. Have you ever started seed indoors and been successful, but by the next season you have forgotten when you started it, how many you started, what container size you ended up using, or how long it took to germinate? We created the attached worksheet to help you list your varieties, capture your progress, and write notes to yourself for future seasons' reference.
While we're talking about seed starting, add our seed starting indoors article and our list of seeds that may grow better if started indoors - Vegetables and Herbs, Flowers and Ornamentals. These guides are very helpful additions to your journal and wonderful references for planning. Add your own notes, such as things that have worked for you or a new technique you'd like to try next season.
As you journal what you learn and what you improve, your list of ideas and steps inevitably becomes your plan for your next season's success.