How to Make a Gardening Journal

Whether you’re making a gardening journal for yourself, as a gift or you want to sell money journals, this video gives you the tips and suggestions you need. Plus, using tools like Canva makes it super easy to create a journal for personal or commercial use…and fast. You can even use our templates to make it even easier.

What is a Gardening Journal and Why Would You Want to Keep One?

A gardening journal allows documentation of gardening activities, observations, and experiences, providing a valuable resource for planning, learning, and cultivating a thriving garden. It can help keep track of plant growth, identifying successful cultivation techniques, and fostering a deeper connection with the garden, serving as a tool for both novice and experienced gardeners to refine skills and celebrate the beauty of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Some pages that could be included in a gardening journal:
  • Planting Log: Record dates, types, and locations of plantings.
  • Growth Observations: Track the development and changes in your plants
  • Seasonal Reflections: Reflect on the impact of weather and seasons on your garden.
  • Challenges and Solutions: Document issues faced and strategies applied.
  • Future Planting Plans: Plan and envision the next steps for your garden.

You create prompts to:
  • Help define their gardening goals
  • Reflecting on they’ve learned
  • Discovering deeper about how the gardening experience makes them feel and has improve their life
  • Figure out their garden can help their community

If you want to learn more about making journal prompts, read or watch our journal prompt creation tutorial. Then, let's move onto making your journal.

How to Create a Gardening Journal Using Canva

The video at the top of this page shows you how to edit your gardening journal cover, by customizing fonts, understanding layers, adding text and images.

It also demonstrates creating a "Garden Plan" page for your journal and includes other journal customization tips.

To make it easier to get started, creating our own money journal for commercial or personal use, we have the templates to get you started.

Let us help make fast work of creating and publishing your gardening journal to help you and/or your customers build gardening skills and reap the benefits of gardening.

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