It is nearing the end of the year and it is time to reflect on the year that was. What inspiring achievements did I manage to make in my garden this year?
Do you have excuses for not having a garden? Do you struggle with finding the time, money, motivation or space to grow some vegetables, fruit or flowers?
Gardening, especially growing your own food, has many benefits that can positively impact both your family’s physical and mental health.
Do you find sometimes that you miss something that needs to be done in your yard or garden because you don't get a chance to visit all the areas? I find that happens often with my yard and garden and some critical tasks don't get done. For me it is important to regularly do a garden maintenance walk to see what I may have missed during my less comprehensive visits to the garden.
Gardening requires certain skills and knowledge to be successful. However there are some personal qualities that can also help you succeed as a gardener.
Are you wondering how you can make your garden and yard more tranquil for all of the five senses - sound, smell, sight, taste and touch? If you are into growing your own food like I do, you may find that all of your focus is on making your garden produce. However your garden can also be a refuge from the stresses of everyday life.
Posting today a link to a video I made on the weekend in case you are not following me on Instagram. Click on it to play - make sure your sound is on.
When we first saw our future backyard while we were doing our house search, we knew right away that this was the house and property for us. It had a mini orchard full of fruit trees of every type and variety and maturity. As far as I know you can't buy a bunch of 20 year old fruit trees so we considered these to be priceless.
A garden traditionally has always meant quite a bit of work. How do you overcome the "I have so much to do I don't know where do I start" syndrome? What are the best ways to start making progress in your garden and stop procrastinating?