The Family Garden Journal

The Family Garden Journal {Update}

The Family Garden Journal {Update}

Gardening is a valuable life skill, and a wonderful way to encourage children to spend time in the great outdoors. By learning what plants need to grow, and how to care for them, they learn fundamental science principles. Plus, by planting their own fruits and veggies, your children will be much more likely to eat them! Ready to get started? The Family Garden Journal from is a valuable resource for documenting your gardening journey.

This large 466-page journal offers a step-by-step guide to getting started with recommended resources and contains gardening pages for each individual day of the year with room for recording things to do, observations, a harvest log, and notes. In addition, you will also find these other handy recording pages:

  • Garden map.
  • Planting table.
  • Planting schedule.
  • Garden maintenance page.
  • Planting record.
  • Pages for documenting plants, insects, and diseases.
  • Recipe pages.
  • Notes for next year.

Scattered throughout the journal are black-and-white photos, garden-themed quotes, and gardening tips. You’ll also find room for sketching your own observations.

Along the way you will enjoy inspiring quotations, practical gardening tips, and beautiful black-and-white nature photography. And there’s still plenty of room for your family’s sketches and pressed flowers!

By the end of the year, your family will have created a handy reference as well as a treasured keepsake, full of shared gardening memories.

Think of it as a nature notebook for gardeners!

You’ll also find a 7-page set of free sample pages at Homestead on the Range that include several of the pages mentioned above.

We have added The Family Garden Journal to our list of helpful gardening resources. And, while the author is (full disclosure) a relative, relative or no we think it is a valuable resource for the Homeschool Handy Mom and are happy to recommend it!

Happy gardening!


Additional Resources

The Family Garden Journal
You can read more about the book and access sample pages at the author’s site.

A Little Garden Calendar {Free eBook}
Tracks perfectly with the garden journal!

7 Helpful Gardening Resources
Unit studies, how-tos, and other resources.