In the category of “You know it is fall when…”, I started this year’s garden notes.
Are any of you ardent note-takers? If so, I take my sunhat off to you. Me, well…I started with the best intentions when I moved here in late fall of 2004. My first season’s notes were copious, with each variety of vegetable and each bed elaborately detailed. (How I ever pulled this off with a one-year-old I still don’t know.) Now, I have settled in to creating three sets of notes per annum: a seed inventory/seed order, seed-starting notes, and then the garden bed inventory. The latter is what I began last night.
The bed inventory is a bit of a trick, considering I am a manic succession-planter. My main objective is to label each bed to show what I grew in it that year, thus avoiding putting the same stuff, or same family of stuff, into it again. Mostly, I simply remember what went where. Having the notes is kind of a nice crutch though.
But golly: I had 47 beds of stuff this year to take notes on. Yipes.