Gardening is a never-ending process and every year seems to bring new possibilities and potential for our gardens. This winter, take a bit of time to assess how your garden went and what you’d like to achieve with it for the upcoming year. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
What worked for you in the garden and what could be improved?
What plants did you enjoy the most?
How much time did I spend in the garden? Was it enough?
You can also think back to the original purpose of the garden. It is a production garden or one that needs to look as beautiful as possible? We also like to reflect on the tools and equipment that were used and if it was sufficient.
For the avid gardener, we hope this will lead you to start a garden journal (or update an existing one) to keep a better track as to how the season progressed and to record your thoughts throughout the season. In here you can start planning your seeds, dates for transplanting and succession planting, and more.
As the father of modern management theory Peter Drucker said, “What gets measured gets managed.”