Sporting 50 individual mini plots, of one square foot each, and five planters, each about a foot wide, this year’s vegetable garden actually be a couple feet smaller than last year’s. That said we’ve planted a greater variety of vegetables this year.
One of the many ways we’ve managed this is by reducing the number of both potato planters and potato mini plots. We plan on growing around the same amount potatoes though for two reasons: 1) we bought inferior quality potato seeds and 2) I didn’t tend them anywhere near as well as I should have.
Buying better potatoes was the easy part. The tough part is making sure to be on top of burying the new growth of the potatoes every day to maximize the fall harvest. (*Here’s a youtube video if you’re curious.)
Missing even one or two days can have a major impact on the yield for the fall. This is especially true in the spring and early summer.
What does this have to do with using a cell phone?
Well, if you’re like me you have all your appointments on your phone. Your doctor’s visit is on Tuesday at 11:00. Your english class is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00. Bonus points if daily appointments, like work, have been listed.
My point is you know where you’re supposed to be, when you’re supposed to be there. And just as importantly you know what you’re supposed to be doing when you get there.
It just takes a few seconds to enter into your phone 5 minutes a day for weeding, watering, and yes, potato burying.
That, a bucket of dirt with a water resistant hand trowel situated right next to my garden, sums up my potato burying strategy.
Do you have any tricks for using your phone as a gardening tool? Tweet them an tag me @ShiftsThinking. I’d love to reblog them for my followers.
Have fun, happy gardening, and remember:
Slow deliberate steps are the secret to creating a new habit.
Creating new habits are the secret to getting Closer to Green.
*This video was made by SFG, not me. They are not a sponsor but I do endorse them.