Gardner’s New Years Resolution

2018 Gardener’s Goals

A new year and it’s that time of year that we can all have a  “do over” and why not carry this over into your gardening life? Every spring gives us the chance to start over with our garden. It’s a fresh start that we look forward to as we plan for our spring garden harvest.

I’m sure most of us have decided to exercise more and eat better in 2018 and gardening can help you with both these resolutions. It is also a lot more fun than going to the gym and making kale smoothies.

Here are some goals that may help you get  motivated to garden more in 2018.

  • One the most important things about gardening is to be realistic about how much time you have available to garden. This will help you plan your garden. If you can only afford a little bit of time you might consider planting less plants and giving them the attention needed vs filling your garden with plants and not having the time to care for them.
  • Try to compost more. We know that compost is full of beneficial nutrients that help your plants thrive. Compost feeds the soil which as you know in turn feeds your plants.
  • Remove any diseased plants. These pesky diseases and incests can survive a winter and will gladly take up home on your new Spring crop.
  • Plant more herbs. Fresh herbs are easy to grow and step up your culinary skills!
  • Remember to take it easy on your back and lift with your legs and try taking breaks to avoid unnecessary strains or injuries.
  • Don’t let weeds go to seed as they will spread and create more weeding for you.
  • Eat more veggies! Plain and simple they are really good for you.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself if your garden isn’t perfect. This is supposed to be fun!
  • Most importantly take the time to enjoy your garden, soak up the surroundings, take a stroll and admire our fellow gardeners handy work or take a moment to sit and a bench and enjoy the moment.

Happy Gardening!
Mary Church

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