New Year's Resolutions are not for everyone. I certainly can't be the example of one who keeps resolutions. But it is always good to examine where you have been and where you want to go, so that is the purpose of a resolution. Gardeners seem to be always assessing their gardens' performance, keeping journals, playing with garden layouts, rotating crops, reading seed catalogs for new plants. This year try making a resolution that will improve your garden.
1. Take a soil sample to your county extension office so you will know what nutrients your soil needs to make a healthy growing medium for your crops.
2. Evaluate how you water your plants. Do you need to add a spigot to easily attach a hose? Would a soaker hose be a good addition? How about adding a water barrel to catch rain water? How about buying a new hose???
3. Plan a location for composting.
4. Find new recipes for using your harvested veggies.
5. Read a book on gardening this winter.
6. Plan a seating area so after all your hard work, you can sit quietly, rest, and enjoy the sights, fragrances, and sounds of your glorious garden.
Wishing you all a good-growing, Happy New Year 2010!!