I like planning, planting and harvest. Not so keen on the weeds. I do love the results. I feel healthier eating food I have grown. At least I know it is organic.
And a bad side effect - I often do not bend properly so can end up with a sore back. And I have hay fever so it can make me stuffed up.
I do think a garden keeps one close to nature. So I notice how wet it has been this year. And the mosquitos are killer this year. So much so, I have often abandoned the trail I usually walk on in favour of walking on city sidewalks.
I only plant vegetables. Always the practical one.
I like the title of this article: Gardening can cure just about anything.
I am an exercise person and think being outside for at least 20 minutes daily is a good health practice. So you would think I would like mowing... but I detest it. I think this is mostly because of my bad allergies. I do wear a dust filter. And I have to shower right after I mow to get the pollen off. My lawn is small - takes 21 minutes to mow. You would be surprised the number of things I can come up with to do to avoid cutting the grass.
Danby sells an air purifier - details here. I have one in my office. It is a bit like vitamins though - I think it works but I really cannot tell. But it is natural and simple so no downside in using one.
I continue worrying about the environment. I read a scary book that is worth reading - Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. A summary of the book is here. You can download the full book for free here.
I am working on a start up - ShipperBee that can reduce the carbon footprint on parcels by 75%.
I tend to look at challenges as things to be solved. I also look at how to adapt.