The Gardening Notebook – Ebook Review

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Review of The Gardening Notebook by Angi Schneider

I’ve kept notes on garden information, thoughts, and observations for years. So you can imagine my delight when Angi asked me to review her newly released e-book, The Gardening Notebook.

This e-book provides a base of information and the format for customizing your individualized notebook for any gardener. Angi starts out by providing general information to help you get started in gardening, including composting, amending your soil, and links so you may research plants that do well in your area. The notebook also contains basics for growing and harvesting many of our popular vegetables as well as some fruits. Common pests and problems are listed along with space for your own notes. She includes links to good resources (such as USDA Zone maps and first and last frost dates, composting resources, and more), gives tips on when to start plants, and provides space for keeping plenty of notes and contact numbers. Also included are printable sheets such as; grids for layout of your garden, a blank calendar, worksheets, planting guides, and sheets for your garden journal. I like the fact that she covers the basics and leaves room for the gardener to ‘grow’ their own ongoing journal.

The Gardening Notebook provides a starting point for beginners and a base that advanced gardeners may customize to include their own areas of interest. Vegetables and some fruits are included, but ornamental plants, herbs, and flowers will need to be filled in by the gardener according to their interests.

For gardeners who want to print out a paper copy of The Gardening Notebook to take to the garden, kitchen, living room, and back to their desk…this e-book is designed with you in mind. If you are looking for an online notebook that you can fill in on the computer, cut and paste, and customize before printing out…this notebook is not set up for that. It’s in a read only format for printing out and adding to as needed. Most of the gardeners I know tend to like a paper copy, and this will fill the bill. I would suggest printing on recycled paper and using a 3 hole punch on the printed copy so you can keep it in a handy binder to protect the pages from wear and tear.

This notebook is a great base of information, especially for those who want to organize their gardening notes and for beginning gardeners who need help starting out.

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28 comments on “The Gardening Notebook – Ebook Review

  1. Lori

    Sounds like a great program! I’m getting ready for this years garden, and always tell myself that, “this year” I will take better notes. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Lol! I think we all do that Lori 🙂 I know I start out keeping notes and doing great…then weeds start popping up and things need to be harvested and preserved. The next thing you know, it’s fall already and I haven’t written any notes in weeks!

      Happy to have the giveaway…good luck!

  2. Missismeyer

    I am super inspired by this, One Homemaker One Acre! I would love to win a copy of the Gardening Notebook (and an acre of land to go with it!) 🙂

  3. Regula

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I had a huge vegetable garden with a flower border years ago when my kids where little. Then I started working as a teacher again and stopped gardening, which means I have a small garden. I grew some salads, strawberries, onions and beans. This year I’m going to change my vegetable garden in a flower garden. I think it looks nice with the house.

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      A flower garden feeds the soul (and the bees)! I always have a few flowers, but I need to plant more bee friendly flowers this year since I am putting in a bee hive in the spring. 🙂

      Best wishes with your flower garden! Hope to see pictures of it in your blog.

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Lol! I’m the same way and I have a gazillion notebooks in various stages of disarray right now. 🙂

      I’m happy to be able to offer this! Good luck!

  4. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    I would give the Gardening Notebook to my sister! She has 3 homeschooled children and they are just starting their garden. Of course, I can always use an e-book on gardening since we are about to relocate and start the garden all over again!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Mary,
      Sounds like this would be a great resource for both of you! That’s great that your sister homeschools her children 🙂 I homeschooled my son too and really enjoyed it.

      When you get a chance, send your sister the link to Kids Gardening…I just added a resources page yesterday and I think I put the link both under Homeschooling and Gardening. She might find some good info for lesson plans there.

      Best wishes!


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