#ygkChallenge: Plan Your Garden

garden, backyard, vegetables, flowers, green, thumbWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Plan your garden. I think I speak for an overwhelming majority of Kingstonians when I admit that I’ve had my fill of winter. One of the big things that’s been keeping me going during the endless snow shoveling sessions has been the promise of Spring, and the rebirth of our perennials. With 2013 being the most successful year for our veggie garden, I’ve also been dreaming about what we’ll plant and do differently in our backyard vegetable patch this year. Soon we’ll be dipping into last year’s saved seeds and sprouting over 100 plants indoors. Whether you envision adding color to your backyard, making your own tomato sauce or pesto from scratch, or something a bit more adventurous, now’s the time to make a plan and plant the seeds for your future harvest. First time or rookie green thumb? Check out these tips for a push in the right direction.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Maretta Stiles for supplying the photo associated with this week’s challenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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