MVP: Nothing is free. Everything requires either money, time, or both. If it isn’t essential, you may be wasting your limited resources.
A rule of thumb for gardeners is: when beginning plants from seeds, plant more seeds than the number of plants you need. It is typical to have some seeds that don’t germinate, so over-seeding is a good way to make sure you get as many plants as you want.
Ideally, as the seeds sprout, you thin them, discarding all but the strongest seedlings.
This is where I fail. Every year.
I find it impossible to just throwaway extra seedlings. So, I invest time and money – getting additional pots and soil, transplanting, later finding space in the garden, replanting, tending, etc…
The time it takes to tend the “bonus” plants takes away time from tending my best plants.
In the end, I have more produce than I need at a higher cost of money and time!
It makes no sense, and yet I still struggle to be strategic.
Today’s intention: Is there something you struggle to let go of, even though you know your time could be invested more wisely?