Let me begin by welcoming you to Garden Up Green, I’m so excited about this blog and everything we can accomplish in our gardens and homestead.
You might be thinking January is a strange time of year to begin a garden blog, I kind of thought the same thing for a minute.
Why January? It’s that time of year when hibernation kicks in. It’s cold, the ground is frozen and everything is pretty gloomy outside.
Here in North Texas we have a combination of weather and sometimes we get these winter bursts of sunshine. When that happens I have been known to crank up the tiller and uncover new garden space.
I just can’t sit so I guess I’m not much of a hibernator.
When you think about it January is a great month for gardeners to reflect and formulate plans for spring. Planning keeps those dreams a live so when we can’t get outside we still have something visual to work on.
So let’s create a plan.
Create a Plan
To create a plan you’re going to want paper, note pads and your favorite writing equipment. Keep things simple by using supplies you might already have around the house.
Sometimes I find creating a plan is almost as fun as making it happen. When you place ideas on paper they begin to come alive and just feel real.
Planning should be an enjoyable process so maybe just take a couple hours a week to think about what you’d like to grow in your garden.
Or maybe you need to pick a spot to get a garden started? Get all your ideas on paper because we don’t want to become overwhelmed.
Label your booklet “My Garden Notebook 2014.” That’s not very original but you get where I’m going. Own this book, it’s your creation. Your garden notebook is a place for ideas, notes, sketching, and clippings that we hope transpire motivation.
Write Down your Garden Goals
Once you have your ideas on paper write down your garden goals for 2014, “Think about what you want to accomplish.
Keep these goals at the front of your book so every time you open it those goals are the first thing you see. I find goals to be the source of my motivation and a way to keep me on track.
Make realistic goals that are within your budget and reach. If you’re stumped for ideas go to the library and look through gardening books.
Magazines and Pinterest are also great places for inspiration.
Thanks for joining me today; I can see that January is the perfect month to get started working on my own plans. These are things I’ll be sharing with you in the coming weeks.