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Scrapbooking is a fun way to document just about anything in a creative way. Most scrapbooks are of families, babies, children, pets or vacations. Have you ever considered scrapbooking a specific hobby? ScrapbookingWithUs.com | Digital Scrapbooking can help you document your favorite activity, gardening!
Spring is coming, which means that gardening season will soon be upon us. Documenting is very important in gardening because it helps your garden to improve year after year. When you document what went well, what went wrong and where you planted specific things it can help you to make any changes the following gardening season.
When you create a gardening scrapbook you are not only making a beautiful keepsake of what you grew, you are also making a gardening journal for yourself to refer back to year after year. There are many way to do this and many things you can include while your digital scrapbooking comes to life.
What to include in your gardening scrapbook:
Sketch out your garden area and write down exactly what you planted where. This sketch can go inside the front of your book and you can reference it often, especially if you forgot to mark your seeds and aren’t sure of what is growing in a specific spot.
If you are using the square foot gardening method or raised beds you can easily grid out on paper what you planted where and how many plants per area.
Keep dates of when you planted seeds, your first harvests, weather conditions etc. Take pictures of seedlings, and flowers and plants at the peak of their growing season. You can document their growth and milestones just as you would document a baby growing.
Photos – make sure you take lots of pictures of your garden. Before, during and after shots. Photographs of flowers and butterflies, or baskets full of a bountiful harvest are great shots. You can also take pictures of foods that you have made that you grew from your own garden. Consider taking a photo of your cucumber plants and then a photo of pickles you made. A photo of pepper plants placed next to a photo of pepper sauce or jars of salsa is a great before and after!
If you want to learn more about how to make a scrapbook, or how to make a physical scrapbook, click here to check out ScrapbookingWithUs.com on Tumblr! Here you will find helpful tips and tricks!
Digital scrapbooking is a fun and rewarding hobby. You can make it even more special by using this fun hobby to document another favorite hobby like gardening. Have fun!