Too tired. No energy.
Still my excuses on some days. Oh and too hot to go outside.
So I say, I'll just go look around while the sun"s still behind those trees and the garden is in the shade.
... then I see that the yellow beans need picking, and having picked them, wonder how the green beans are doing
... While there, I notice that the cuke vines are trying to sneak out between the fence panels to the neighbor's side
... It turns out that I can't adjust the vines while holding the beans so I go back for a bowl or a basket, and wonder if the purple beans have flowered yet
... so I make a detour past the tomatoes, and realize that they've grown and need tying up, especially with the "scattered thunder showers" in the forecast (not that I believe we're going to get any of it, but just in case)
... then I think if THESE tomatoes need tying up, then what about the other ones on the other side of the house, and, now I've done it, I'm in whole another part of the garden
Before I know it, it's been hours, and I'm drenched in the sweltering heat.
But, strangely, I feel energized.
Start by planning where you're going to put your garden, containers or in-ground... or raised beds. Consider the position of the sun now, in the spring, and later in the fall. Think about what crops would be suited to which part of the area you have available -- think micro-climate (a little more shade, reflected sun, etc.) and size of the plants. Research what should be planted at which time of the year, and how -- directly seed outside? Start seeds inside?
Now look at on-line seed catalogs and request free catalogs by mail if you like. Think about what you like to eat and what you'd like to share/serve to friends and family.
Find out what kind of soil is best and how you're going to get it. Think compost -- kitchen scraps and household paper? Why give them away to the garbage collector and recycling centers when they can feed your plants for free? vermicomposting? bokashi? Consider making your own. Read up on Aerated Compost Tea (ACT).
It's not too late! Grow something this season
Think about getting some supplemental lights and growing something inside when the weather turns colder. (I keep saying I don't container garden, yet I have numerous containers of plants that can't stay outside in the winter. Many of them are citrus seedlings and tropical fruit seedlings and plants that I grew from the last something I ate.
) I bring in rosemary plants and now will regularly bring in hot and possibly sweet peppers for the winter.