Jaipi Sixbear is an established author of hundreds of helpful online articles. Jaipi learned to garden at an early age. She has old and new tips and tricks for growing your best garden ever.
Planning a garden is fun and exciting. It’s easy to forget that there’s work to do. Plus, getting caught up in the endless possibilities can leave you hesitant. You’re not sure which of your ideas to implement first or whether they will work at all. What’s a gardener to do?
Stick to that winter plan
No matter what new garden ideas spring awakens in you, try to focus on your original plan. The plan you made during the cold winter months is usually well thought out. You had no actual gardening to do. You had all the time in the world to work out the possible bugs.
Why not change your plans?
Those ideas that hit you in the spring may not be so well thought out. By using your original plan, you get the foundation laid early in the spring. You spend less time planning and more time actually making those plans come to fruition.
What if you really love those spring ideas?
Add new concepts gradually. Build the garden you planned. Then, add new garden methods that will work around it. By experimenting gradually with new ideas, you’ll also know which ones you should incorporate into next year’s winter garden plan. In other words, you’ll know what works.
Order soil and additives early.
This is one of the best ways to force yourself to stop dreaming and start doing. Facing huge piles of compost, soil, etc. dumped in front of your house makes it difficult to ignore the work that needs to be done.
Dreaming can be a boost or a deterrent.
Sure, spring dreaming can give you the incentive to get things done. It can also become an excuse to sit and dream more.
Avoiding the dream trap.
Rather than, dreaming in your recliner, dream on your garden bench. Doing so forces you to see all the work that needs doing. You’ll be more likely to pick up a shovel that’s sitting right next to you. Even better, why not dream while you work? Who knows? The feel of the soil in your hands may even inspire you further.