1 January 2013, by gj
Gardening is a delightful though sometimes frustrating activity, and there are numerous ways we know we can make it better.
This year we will:
- Pay much more attention to the soil, it is the single best thing any gardener can do.
- Not offer advice unless it is asked for, or at least implied.
- Enjoy the good and not dwell on the negative; gardens have Karma too.
- Try to keep it in perspective, sometimes less is actually more. Really.
- Share as much as we can with others.
- Plan for bad weather… we know it’s coming one way or the other. We’ll choose a few hardier varieties.
- Grow at least one new plant, just for the fun of it.
- Add some whimsy to the garden, even a veggie garden should be a happy place.
- Plant smart… we can easily get organic spinach, organic potatoes and celery are harder to come by.
- Add at least one new structure, no matter how small.
- Follow the advice we would give to others. This could be the most difficult.
- Always take a minute to stop and see the beauty in nature.
- Realize that every creature, both beneficial and harmful has a right to live; and that even organic pesticides still kill indiscriminately. Prevention is key.
Have you made any resolutions or changes for your next season? Please share in the comments section that follows.
Here’s to a healthful and bountiful 2013!