Have you ever heard the phrase his eyes were bigger than his stomach. This phrase refers to someone who could not finish all the food they put on their plate. Sometimes peoples garden plans are bigger than their ability to take care of the garden. Every Spring we all have big ideas and plans for our gardens, but things come up that get in the way of our gardening time. The weeds may start to get ahead of us and our discouragement starts to grow, but there are things we can do that will cut down on the time needed to have a successful garden. I would like to start a series called no time to garden. In this series we will cover ideas and techniques that will cut down on the time needed to raise a successful garden. Starting with your garden plan, you will need to be realistic about the size of your garden and the produce you plan to grow. Some vegetables are less labor intensive than others. Ideas like planting in an area four feet wide by the length you choose, can eliminate the need for cultivating. Mulching can reduce the time spent weeding. These are some of the topics we will cover in this series, no time for gardening. Stay tuned for part one of the series.
November 3, 2013