One of the things I have been working on, is created large sets of permaculture and garden design tools that I would eventually love to list on Etsy. I have a designer background, and I am always making things just for my use because I cannot ever find what I need, or the design styles are all the same. I like using technology in a way that makes my life easier, and this week that included downloading and starting to use Good Notes, which is a note management tool that allows you to import PDF files and use them as templates. So, I created a layout for seed starting that I can import as the template in Good Notes, and then directly write or type over.
When I start seeds, I organize them by number of weeks back from the last frost date. So, May 15'th or so is week 0. The week before is -1, and so on to -10 or so. Each week has a folder and in that folder are all the seeds I am starting that week. Once I get to about -6 I also have direct sow folders as well, but for seed starting, it is by week. So, my calendar really only needs to have the week listed, a spot for me to enter my # of weeks to last frost, and then I want to track what I started on that week and how many. So, I created a calendar that has weeks from Feb 01 to June 15, and each week has a place to write and record. With Good Notes I can handwrite or use the typewriter. It is so much easier to organize and then I quite literally have Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June as pages to save to reference what and how many I grew. I will transfer the info into my master spreadsheet, butI can also just printout my final list and put it in my garden binder
I am testing this iteration to make sure it has what I need. I thought I would share it with you all, if you would like to download.
There is a PDF that is in color or B&W so you can import into your notepad application on your phone or tablet. There is a standard letter size B&W PDF if you only want to print it out and write directly on the paper. I also saved the color version as a Canva template if you want to create your own color palette and dates for your region (you need a free canva account to use).
So, feel free to download one or all of these freebies.
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I am a certified aromatherapist, clinical herbalist, certified permaculture designer (PDC), organic gardener, plant conservationist, photographer, writer, designer, artist, nature lover, health justice activist, whole foods maker, and mother of two young adults in south central Wisconsin.