Do you label trees individually in the forest garden? Do you keep a working map? A dedicated notebook? Do you use excel?
We are still establishing my forest garden, about 4 years in. Currently, I have everything split between being stored in my head, in scattered notes, emails, slack, etc, but I would like to consolidate my notes and improve my record keeping so that in 20 years, we can still know the genetic lineage of our persimmons, pawpaws, honeyberries, etc.
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
posted 1 month ago
When I discovered that as was spending as much time record-keeping as I was growing, I immediately stopped keeping records. That means that I can grow twice as much as I was before. Or I can grow the same amount with half the effort.
I let each plant tell it's own story, in each growing season.