I don’t usually create many videos and articles once summer rolls around.
That’s because you guys seem to stop tuning in as much this time of year and I often get into other projects of mine as well.
Of course I don’t stop gardening, but that doesn’t take much work once you have a garden that’s functioning pretty well, especially when you’re focusing on perennial plants…
My main tasks now are weeding and fertilizing.
- For weeding, I just pull them with my hands (or a hoe) and leave them right there as a mulch.
- For fertilizing, I usually spray a combination of effective microorganisms/scd probiotics and liquid seaweed and liquid sea minerals and blackstrap molasses.
My forest garden is still a baby, but looks a little more jungle-like all the time.
You can read about those at the links above.
As for what do I do for the rest of the year when I’m not doing stuff for SmilingGardener.com, it differs every year.
This year I’m working on a new project about how to improve your health and happiness – nutrition, fitness and your mind.
I’m not doing this alone because I’m not an expert in any of these things, but I’m finding experts in various fields and working with them.
Today, what I really wanted to do was say hey, it’s been a while, I hope you’re having a good summer.
And as I prepare for this new project, I’d really like to learn more about your approach to nutrition, exercise, and happiness.
So for nutrition, what sort of guidelines have you created for yourself that you try to follow, and also, what questions do you always find yourself struggling with?
By the way, I’ll be talking to naturopaths, nutritionists and dietitians this year, and I’ll be interested to bring your questions to them.
And for exercise, what do you do there? What questions do you have there? I’ll be talking with personal trainers and physiotherapists and chiropractors.
For your mind, what do you do to relieve stress or anxiety, or just to be happy? What questions do you have there? I’ll be talking with therapists and psychologists and meditators and so on.
- What do you eat and drink?
- What do you do for exercise?
- What do you do for your mind?
- And what questions do you have about all of these things?
Let me know down below – I’m really interested in your thoughts 🙂