For many, the New Year begins with a resolution. Being organized probably tops the list for many. How about being an organized gardener? Now we are talkin’ my love language!
As a gardener, you have your own set of deadlines, to do’s and record keeping needs. If you miss starting your seeds on time – then you are trying to find costly starts. Some seeds can’t even be purchased as starts and then you are S.O.L. and asking to harvest celery/Brussels sprouts/Baby Boo pumpkins out of my garden.
Lawn care deadlines; lime, organic fertilizing, thatching, aerating – not great to do when it is 90 degrees outside.
Record keeping challenged? “Are there bulbs or perennials beneath this barren ground – whoops – guess so.” Don’t let this be you. Don’t let this be your plants!
My suggestions include; add important deadlines & to do’s to your Outlook calendar with a yearly reminder. Photograph each bed in your landscape on the first of each month. Make it ‘Fury Friday’ by taking the afternoon to dive into one task that has been on ‘The List’ for too long. You may find it hard to get started but even harder to come back inside.
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And, I literally can’t help but add that this topic is also a presentation that has been highly recommended and enjoyed by many under the guise of ‘Create a Garden Journal’ – more info here.