Ready, Set, Go Gardening
We are beginning a new growing season, once the plant orders are in, the plans have been laid, and the plants begun indoors, we are well on our way to a busy Spring start. So, before things get too hectic, I thought it could be useful to brush up on a few basics. You can make your lists or take notes if you like, or just share this post or bookmark 🙂
First: Good Tools
|Love my new tools|
Take care of the tools you own, get them sharpened if need be. Was there a tool you wish you owned or that was disappointing last season? Are you a beginner and want to attempt new tasks? Go ahead and make your wish list, research the brands that promise to work best for you. There are loads of reviews like the one I wrote on my favorite weeder. Prepare your garden tools and remember what wise Abe Lincoln said:
“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”
Mowers, tillers, and other power machinery need to be readied for the season. Nothing is more frustrating than needing to do a job and the tools are ready to use.
Do What, When?
|When to prune?|
Hoeing and Weeding
Get ready for the season with preparation.
Keep notes on what you grow and how you grow it.
Learn the most necessary skills, and then go forward and enjoy the great outdoors, the earth and sky, the growing things and the garden visitors.
Immerse yourself in the moment.. or as the wellworn cliche would have it: take time to smell the roses.
Learn what works for you and your garden… while putting basic skills under your belt. Work and pleasure can intertwine and there is no place better to understand that than in the garden.
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