7 Habits of Highly Productive Gardeners
Want a shortcut to gardening greatness? It’s Springtime and the seeds and seedlings are just going into the ground for the year. It’s a good time to be thinking about how you can enhance your abilities and garden like a pro. Malcolm Gladwell famously noted that the world-class experts in any field do 10,000 hours of deliberate practice before they achieve that level of skill.
It’s not mostly inborn talent that separates great gardeners from the rest of us. No one is born with a green thumb. It’s hard work guided by the right principles that makes a gardener great. Most of us weekend warriors don’t have 10,000 hours to devote to honing our gardening skills.
That’s why we need to take note of what the true experts do and see if we can apply those same ideas to our own backyards. Each of these seven tips was chosen with the 80/20 rule in mind…seeking the biggest increases in garden productivity for the least amount of time and effort. That doesn’t mean they’re easy, just that each habit contains a lot of leverage to take your veggie garden from “blah” to “BOOM” if you put them into practice. So take a look at these tips and learn from the masters.