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2020 Garden Goals Challenge Day 3 | S.M.A.R.T. GARDEN GOALS
15th January 2020 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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Do you want to save time in your garden?

Do you want to grow a garden full of healthy vegetables but feel you don’t have time? Do you struggle to get all the weeds pulled and watering done in the heat of summer when your friends are all headed to the lake? Are you tired of paying the high cost of organic vegetables in the store but struggle to grow your own?

Well, our 2020 Garden Goals Challenge will help you find success in your garden journey!


Day One - Brainstorm - No Dream is Too Big

Day Two - Make A Plan

Day Three - Create a SMART Goal

Day Four - Research Time

Day Five - Get Organized

Day Six - Photo Time - the Before shot

Day Seven - Reflect

Day Eight - Visualize

Imagine anything is possible!

This is a great place to promote our blank garden journal!

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The acronym S.M.A.R.T stands for

  • Strategic
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

For each of your goals you are going to need to create a SMART strategy. Today we are just going to start with your most important goal you want to complete in 2020.



Let’s say your SMART goal is to plant a bed of lettuce every week for the first 2 months of spring. It’s strategic because you want to eat healthy lettuce while it’s growing before it get’s too hot and bolts in the middle of summer. It’s measurable because you can schedule out plantings each Saturday morning perhaps starting in March through the end of April. It’s attainable because by the end of March you should be able to get lettuce seeds started. And if you can’t you can always adjust your dates. It’s relevant because you like lettuce. It’s time bound because it will start in April and end in May.

This might seem like a lengthy process but if you really want to achieve your goals and not just say, I’m gonna put in a garden this year, it’s much more likely to be successful.


Another example of a smart goal might be you want to build 2 new deep beds by Spring growing season.

  • Strategic - deep beds can add convenience, more space for planting, and organization to your garden.
  • Measurable - you have decided you want 2 new beds.
  • Attainable - you can create beds out of recycled materials or purchase new wood if needed.
  • Relevant - deep beds help grow nutritious food.
  • Time-bound - you can give yourself a specific deadline before June 20th the first of Summer.  

If you need more help with your S.M.A.R.T goals let me know. You are more then welcome to email me at and I will answer as soon as possible. Or you can post in the Organic Gardener Facebook Group or message me or Mike on Facebook.

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