It's New Years resolution time, fellow gardening gurus. What are your resolutions for the year? Will it be like last year? Remember all the broken promises you made to yourself? We gardeners do have a habit of getting carried away with our ambitions, don't we? Well, at least we're enthusiastic planners. That being said, how about some positive gardening resolutions you might actually carry though on? Here's a few ideas to get you started.
Do plant one row for the hungry, please.
It's just one row. You can do this. Don't go all crazy. Don't try to start your own massive charity garden. The one little row you have time to grow will help a lot more people than the huge project you never get to. Remember, every little bit helps.
Teach a child about gardening.
What makes the most difference in this world? It's passing knowledge on to future generations. Introducing a child to gardening doesn’t take up much of your time. In fact, it might make your job easier. They can simply accompany you as you work. It's a completely do-able positive resolution.
Be a steward of the earth.
It's really not that tough to garden organically. Plus, it makes a positive impact on the environment. Check out your local home improvement store for earth friendly pesticides, fertilizers and more. Buy non GMO seeds. Start a compost pile. Use water conservatively. Small do-able actions can make a huge difference in the health of the planet.
Garden in a timely manner.
Don't let your hard work go to waste. Till, seed and plant on time. Water on time. Harvest on time. One of the most positive things you can do in the garden is insure a bountiful harvest through good timing. Nixing procrastination in the garden is completely do-able. Plus, it insures you'll be able to share your good fortune throughout the New Year.