Back in January, I planned out my garden for the year and I made these four goals:
1. Steady production of: lettuce, kale, collards & beets
2. Continue working on the 60/30/10 principles. This means 60% of crops are grown for carbon to make compost, 30% are root crops and 10% of crops are everything else.
3. Make compost a priority
4. Work steadily and regularly in the garden.
These were all very good goals and I can tell you that as of July 19, I have achieved none of them. I have not harvested a single head of lettuce, bunch of kale or collards or pulled any beets. I have manged to plant zero carbon crops. I did make some compost bins, but I have not harvested any compost and I have not worked steadily and regularly on the garden.
So I'm implementing a new program: Four Hours Per Week in the Garden. Why four hours? Its two hours of work over two days or a bit more than a half hour of work per day. Also I want to see if I can manage my garden in four hours per week. Maybe I need to rethink things if it takes longer than that.
As I head out to do the garden chores, I will bring along a timer and keep track of how long tasks take. This will help me have a more realistic understanding of how much I can accomplish in a work session.
I will record and report back on this blog.
I'm allowed to exceed the time if I want, but I need to do my best to meet the time quota each week.
And I'm off on another adventure.