Ben Knofe wrote:
@Anita: I am doing pretty much the same but what I didn't do is having a plan what else to do until the end of the season. In the sense of "When I take out the onions, I will replace with X". Do you have something like that in your notes?
Chris Sturgeon wrote:In different time throughout my life I've been called a 'go-getter', someone who 'like to keep busy', and in possession of a 'good work ethic'.
The truth is I am none of these things. I am a cronic night-owl and therefore sleep in way too late. I am a terrible procrastinator. In short, I can be very lazy given half a chance.
I can also be amazingly productive! I like to showcase my work, so when other people come to visit I put in extra effort.
It's when I an alone, it's raining, I'm hungry... one more cup of tea... one more post to read... you get the idea.
Sometime I just go outside with intention of getting one small job done, like watering the greenhouse. It's a 10-15 minute job that's fairy easy to get motivated enough to do. Once I'm outside, it often seems the rain isn't so bad, I can wait a while longer for lunch... I'm actually sufficiently caffeinated... and I end up doing hours of work.
My father always chided me that I had to 'swallow the frog'; ie: get the ugly stuff done first. That never worked for me. I guess I'm a pumpkin pie first, mashed potatoes next kinda guy.
In short: If you are overwhelmed and don't know where to start... Start anywhere!
Ben Knofe wrote:Thank you all for the great answers.
I did not continue planting anything more this year but keep harvesting beans and beetroots. I think what helped me was to realize how much more we grow this year compared to last year and for this we are doing really fine without getting too stressed of planting even more. Maybe we can scale it up next year a bit more or plant more smart! Now I am waiting for the first tomatoes to get red...
S Greyzoll wrote:Any progress is progress though.