Have you ever watched those YouTube videos people make to document what happens when they give up something for 30 days?
Then I’m sure you’ll appreciate the humor in my new video about how I gave up weeding for 30 days and what happened as a result.
No? You’ve never seen those videos?
Well, you should watch some of them and then check out my video about giving up weeding for 30 days which is absolutely making fun of them.
Now, to be fair, some of those people actually learn a few things about themselves when they give up something like alcohol, or caffeine, or *gasp* social media.
And to be even fairer, I admit I didn’t give up weeding for 30 days on purpose. I stopped weeding for 30 days (or more) because it has been hot this last month and I’ve been busy with other extra-curricular activities like attending the GardenComm virtual conference online, reading books, and launching my newest book, Digging and Delighted: Live Your Best Gardening Life, out into the world.
Regardless of why I did it, after not weeding for about 30 days, my garden is looking a bit frayed around the edges, which is a nice way of saying it’s a weedy mess.
Enter the next challenge! People also post videos about what happens when they try to adopt a new habit for 30 days, like journaling, or going to bed with no electronic devices on their bedside table, or drinking water every morning as soon as they get up.
Those are all worthwhile endeavors. But I’m not going to do anything like those challenges.
Instead, I’m going to weed for about an hour every day for 30 days, first thing in the morning. Yes, that’s my self-inflicted challenge. I’ll be out in the garden around daybreak each day, pulling weeds, deadheading flowers, and otherwise fixing those frayed edges so my garden is ready for full-on fall by the end of September.
I won’t be making daily videos about my weeding progress. I might provide periodic updates. I’ll maybe definitely upload a video at the end to report how it improved, or didn’t improve, me and my garden.
In case you missed it in my last post…
In honor of publishing Digging and Delighted: Live Your Best Gardening Life, I’ve put the hardback editions of all my gardening essay/humor books on sale in my online store.
That’s right! The hardback editions of Potted and Pruned, Homegrown and Handpicked, Seeded and Sodded, and Creatures and Critters are now $16 each, regularly $25 each.
Plus, I decided to sell the hardback edition of Digging and Delighted: Live Your Best Gardening Life for $16 too.
I’ll sign any books purchased and include a little surprise inside, like I always do! Email me if you’d like me to add a personal message along with my signature.
This sale goes on while supplies last or until I decide it’s over. (Apologies if you do not live in the United States. My online store apparently doesn’t allow me to accept payments from outside the U.S.)
Helen Malandrakis says
LOL! I gave up weeding my vegetable garden back when we were getting so much rain earlier this summer. It’s a mess!
Patricia Evans says
I’ve hardly weeded in the last 30 days because of the heat. But I won’t be joining you at daybreak each morning to catch up. Hope you have lots of bug spray and waterproof shoes for the dew which doesn’t seem to dry off here until after noon.