With the 2009 gardening season just a pleasant memory, it’s time to start planning for 2010.
One of the most important lessons I learned talking with other gardeners at the Garden Writers Symposium in September was that no matter what part of the country you live in, there are gardening challenges.
Too hot or too cold. Too much rain or too little. Hail. Bugs. Poor soil. Short seasons. Squirrels.
But every gardener I talked with works hard to overcome the obstacles. It could be by using a new planting technique, a simple trick to improve the soil, choosing different plant varieties, adding more of this or less of that. Sometimes we’re successful and other times we simply give up and resolve to do things differently next time.
Is there something you’ve resolved to do differently next gardening season? I’d love to know.
Add your gardening resolution for next year to the comment box below in this contest for a chance to win a garden gift grab bag that includes two seed collections from Renee’s Garden and other gardening goodies. One entry per person, limited to U.S. gardeners. The winner’s name will be drawn at random from all comments submitted before December 18, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. MST.
Just complete this sentence:
My gardening resolution for 2010 is to…