6 Gardening Resolutions I Swear I’ll Keep This Year

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By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon


Published: January 2, 2013


Every year I resolve to be a more diligent gardener: This year, I mean it.


Usually, my New Year’s gardening resolutions begin with: Stay on top of weeding. But last year, I experimented with alternative gardens — square foot gardens, plastic bag gardens — that virtually vanished weeds from my vegetable patch.

So, this year, I’ve got time to work on the other resolutions on my list.


  • Grow only what I’ll eat, instead of planting seven kinds of lettuce and letting it spoil in my vegetable crisper.


  • Hang gardening tools on my potting bench every day, rather than letting them rust in the rain.


  • Prune, feed, and spray my roses all summer, not just at the beginning of the season.


  • Dig up summer bulbs and store them for winter, instead of letting them rot, and then buying new ones.


  • Do what it takes — compost, stake, feed — to grow a decent tomato.


  • Don’t give gardening advice to my neighbor unless he asks, then keep quiet when he ultimately does it his own way.


What plans do you have for your garden this year?

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