The example you give is a good one, because there's a lot going on. Everything you mention is contingent on deciding what, when and how to plant, and it's not even clear that's a next action. Unless you are an experienced gardener, you probably need to do some research. Once you have made your decisions, there are things that need to be bought. Organizing by contexts may allow you to batch your purchases. A lot of the subsequent actions are dependent on context and time available. You may need to schedule weekend time to prepare the garden bed, but there's also an implicit @home-not-raining there. Your final next action of getting articles on using seasonal produce would not be a next action for me until I at least had something growing in the ground. I would consider what you have to be project brainstorming: possible future actions which need to be organized in terms of components, sequencing and priorities. That's the 3rd step of the natural planning model, and the fourth step is to organize them. But organizing them is exactly what I just did: research and planning, buying supplies, making time to start the garden, cooking the bountiful harvest. That's why it's a natural planning model: we do it pretty naturally, but we do it even better when we are consciously aware that we need to do it.
Originally Posted by Mike L