It's time to start planning

comments (8) February 19th, 2009

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It seems like every gardening article I read lately devotes the first few paragraphs to extolling the virtues of good record keeping--especially articles about seed starting and veggie garden planning.

This weekend, I decided to actually read those paragraphs instead of skipping to the fun stuff. And I realized that if you do all your paperwork when it's freezing outside, it's a lot of fun. And I'm convinced that I'm going to get a better yield this summer thanks to all my hard work and foresight. If only I took the same kind of pleasure in balancing my checkbook...

Here are some articles I've been reading lately:

10 Seed Starting Tips
How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

posted in: seed-starting, seedlings

Comments (8)

HenryBillings writes: Good Job
Posted: 4:01 am on November 8th
Dixang writes: perfect & beautiful work

Posted: 4:44 am on November 5th
PedroNorris writes: Great one post
Posted: 4:43 am on October 27th
RobertsDonna writes: Absolutely beautiful work! my congratulation to you :)

Posted: 1:27 am on October 20th
arongray writes: Really start.
Posted: 2:22 am on October 10th
Rander12 writes: Thumbs up very nice
Posted: 2:34 am on February 18th
gardentotable writes: I absolutely agree that keeping records is essential to productive, efficient growing. I just finished planning my garden, and having records from the past makes it go much quicker.

I keep extensive records, including date seeded, transplant date, harvest dates and amounts and notes on how things grew (or failed to grow),their taste and what was done to the beds and when.

For more details, see my post at
Garden to Table
Posted: 7:16 pm on January 14th
ShirleyBovshow writes: Hey Kate,
Love your new vegetable gardening website!
Posted: 8:16 pm on February 20th
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