Last winter, I joined an online gardening, um, thing. I guess it's a gardening journal with photo capability, but really it's a huge community too. It's called Folia. It's kind of like Ravelry, but for gardeners instead of knitters. I don't remember how I found it, maybe they invited me from Flickr or something, but I'm so glad I did.
The best part about it is that it helps you keep track of your gardens. You can journal for an entire garden as well as individual plants, like these, my happy little cherry tomatoes.
They have so many options of how to track the things you're planting, harvesting and collecting seeds from. You can sign up for swaps and find other gardeners who are growing the same things you are.
You can even link directly to photos from Flickr to keep a step by step progression of your plants' growth.
Basically, I like this because I have a terrible time keeping track of what I've done in the garden, when I've done it and how well it has (or hasn't) worked. And, using this, I've done a fairly reasonable job of getting it entered. It's that easy to do.
OK, I guess I didn't get as far as I thought because I just checked and I don't have photos uploaded for a lot of the plants. I also don't have all the plants listed.
But, I'm sure that's not Folia's fault. Probably mine. They've made it about as easy as it could possibly be.
And in case you're curious how the whole Farming in the Suburbs thing is going, here's a picture of my vegetable garden. I don't think we'll be feeding our entire family from this, but it's a start.
The empty spots in the back are where some rude little critters ate up all our broccoli, kale and spinach. I've reseeded a couple of times, but I think it's a bit too hot at this point. I'll try again in the fall.