(NGM JAN 2010) New Year Resolutions That Will Help You Grow!

By Michael Metallo

NATIONAL GARDEN MONTH®(NGM) 2010 is just a few short months away! Our JANUARY STORYLINE builds enthusiasm for the coming of a new growing season and the month-long garden party we celebrate each April.

If you're a gardener, making New Year's resolutions could mean a garden that's more productive and less work. But we gardeners sometimes find our resolutions hard to follow. What starts as good intentions, too often turns into a "just get it done" attitude by planting time.

The National Gardening Association estimates that 19 percent more people grew vegetables in 2009 than in 2008. We expect that trend to continue in 2010. While experienced gardeners may adhere easily to their annual gardening resolutions, beginner-intermediate gardeners will see real results by following through on eight simple suggestions. (Oh yes, and you experienced gardeners may learn a thing or two as well!)

For this month's complete storyline and to download a photo,visit www.nationalgardenmonth.org

About the National Gardening Association:
The National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1973, is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education. NGA offers the Web's largest and most respected array of online gardening content, serving a National audience of gardeners. Our non-profit 501(c3) acts as an INTERACTIVE HUB supporting the needs of gardening novices and experts alike, as well as providing educators with free curriculum, publications, grants, and professional development tools. Visit www.garden.org and www.kidsgardening.org and open your eyes to a world of lifestyle possibilities through gardening.


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