There are only three days until spring and I am super excited. I have been working so hard recently to get the garden ready for the next stage in its journey. I have also been working hard to try and make things easy to manage going into a season of busy. I figure if I have systems and routines in place the garden – apart from bursts of high activity should just require a bit of casual maintenance throughout the growing season.
This relies on me sticking to the plan and not being distracted. The garden is divided into 5 groups that ideally should be tended once a week on its specific day, with the paths hoed, the beds weeded and every other week a liquid feed given to the plants. Any other things like tying in tendrils or pinching out laterals also get done then. Of course harvesting will be done daily as a perfectly ripe tomato probably wouldn’t last so well for another week.
The problem is, I get lulled into a false sense of ‘it’s alright’ and while to the casual observer it is ‘alright’. But without the regular weekly attention that, when in control only takes about 20 minutes, the whole system flip flops into a boom and bust situation where I have to spend hours putting right what should never have happened as weeds take over and plants sprawl after sudden growth spurts. And then I kick myself.
So this season there are no excuses – the garden is in a good place, and it is up to me to keep it that way. So as a point of accountability – check out my short video to see the state of the garden as it stands ready for the growing season.
From this point on the garden should only flourish with desired growth and improvements. Exciting times ahead.
Come again soon – Spring is almost here!
Sarah the Gardener : o)
NB: The video contains seeds gifted to me, but they didn’t ask me to talk about them – I just did because I love them! So not an ad or sponsored.