Weekend Coffee Share – Plant journaling and seed starting !

Welcome to the weekend coffee share, can I get you a cup of coffee? What are you up to this week? What’s the weather like? We’ve had a cold week, with lots of snow, kind of like the way I remember the winters from my childhood.

Last week I wrote about looking into different ways of journaling my gardening endeavours. Guess what?! I’ve found a perfect plant journal earlier this week. There’s inspiration, ideas, and plenty of pages to keep track of the different stages of gardening. I’m so excited!

It feels luxurious to hold in my hands. The cover is made of some type of fabric.

I felt that the cover itself spoke to me, and I needed to open the book and see the layout.

In the beginning there are short, general reminders of what to do in the garden during the different seasons, followed by a month to month journal. Each month has several pages, for the journal to last many years,

There are pages for mood boards, sketching your dream garden, mixed with more organised pages about perennials in your garden, followed by annuals. There’s several pages of each section.

There’s also room to write notes about things that worked great, and things that should be done differently next year. I’m looking forward to the magic that is going to take place in these pages. I do consider growing plants to be magical. Seeing tiny seeds burst into life, and eventually grow into a beautiful plant contributing to a healthy ecosystem, and in the end provide my family with nutritious food. It is a wholesome process.

I started the first seeds for the season today. Two varieties of green onions, and some winter squash.

Their life starts in the windowsill, to be hardened off at the balcony, and finally they’ll end up at my allotment plot where there is more space. The plan is to make the most out of the space there this year.

Would you like a refill on your beverage? How are you doing? Tell me in a comment! Thank you Natalie for being such a wonderful host to the weekend coffee share.



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a minimalist and a gardener. I'm also a kindergarten teacher with a dream of improving practices of teaching sustainability in kindergarten. To be able to engage in educational research I am working on my Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work. Love, Maria

17 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Plant journaling and seed starting !

  1. I believe that your garden will flourish this summer, Maria! Our weather has been in the 50s and 60s so far this early spring but its good bike-riding weather! Have a fantastic new week, Maria.🇸🇪 ❤️

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    1. Well thank you John! I hope it will, and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen.
      I enjoy tagging along on your bike rides! My bike is still waiting for spring. Have a wonderful new week my friend.

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  2. What a great journal! I used to keep better notes when I was younger, now not so much. 😉 I found keeping copies of invoices of plants/bulbs that I ordered, along with where I planted them in the yard, particularly cultivars, was helpful, too. I never remember what exactly I ordered by the time they bloom!
    How far is your plot from your new apt? Is it closer or farther away?
    Sounds like our weather has been similar… lots of snow last week and cold today, but warmer this coming week. Have a great week ahead!


  3. Whatever works, right? I always think that I’m going to remember, and then I forget.. I live a little further away from the garden now. I will likely visit the garden before, or after work, when I am nearby. Eventually I’d like to have a garden right where I live, one day 🙂 Have you made any gardening plans for this upcoming season?


  4. Hi Maria, The cover of that plant journal is beautiful. I like its simplicity and deep green colour. Congrats on starting your first seeds of the season. I’m sure you’ll grow a bountiful garden this year. Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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  5. Hi Maria,
    I can’t believe Spring is just 2 days away and you have snow and we have rain! We are looking at 3 days of rain, so much rain. Haha! I’m just going to continue to complain about all the rain. Of course, it’s beautifully green everywhere and lots of blooms showing up too! Your new journal is beautiful and I know will help you keep track of your gardening. I’m excited you’ve got some starters going at home!!

    I missed the coffee share link up as I forgot about the time difference. I posted a coffee share but did it too late this evening. Its been a tough year for me so far and I finally decided to try and write about it all. Its tough because personal stuff is harder to share. Anyways, I’ve been reading along all the blogs and am hoping to keep on blogging more often hopefully. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Love, Diana

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    1. You sure have gotten all the rain that never showed up the previous years within a short time. Is there a lot of flooding?
      I have been checking in on your blog from time to time, to see if you’ve written something. Yesterday before I went to bed I checked again, and thought to myself that I would have liked to call you and see how you are (slightly hard due to said time difference.) I will read your post. I’ve sensed that you’re experiencing difficult times. Know that I’m thinking about you ❤

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  6. Love the journal it looks so beautiful. It is really hard to find a journal that suits our needs & is so nice to pat. lol. I have a diary from a seed company here in Australia. I have used white out, torn out unnecessary pages & made my own adjustments in order for it to work for me, 3yrs now & I’m still adding to it & it has made it so easy.
    I am so excited for you & all the wonderful changes that going on in your little corner of the world. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you so much! What type of farm related activities do you think is important to write in your journal? I did have a completely different journal when I cared for many horses and other animals, to keep track of everything related to them. This one is more simple, but yet more detailed, and only about gardening.

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  7. I mainly use it for gardening & I try include weather as well. I am hoping to have a diary for the menagerie as our little farm is ever growing. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend my friend

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