Milky’s Green Thumb
We’ve all picked a hobby or two during iso. You’ve either baked banana bread, started your own sourdough starter, picked up knitting or tested your green thumb and started your own garden!
Well, our very own Milky has put her green thumb to the test and tried her hand in gardening. It started off as a little lockdown hobby but now, she sees it as a way of life. So far, Milky has been able to successfully grow bok choy, carrots, coriander and zucchinis from her Gong Cha cup holders (reuse, reduce, recycle friends!) and they look super cute! She also has some tomatoes on the way.
Along the way, Milky has picked up lessons we can also apply to our everyday lives:
- It’s okay when plants die. It can be stressful and demotivating seeing your plants die but it’s okay! Try to figure out what went wrong and do a quick Google on how you can fix it – trust me, someone else is likely to have the same issues you’re having! And if anything, learn from these. If you interpret it into a daily life lesson, it’s okay when things go south. Figure out where it went wrong and learn from that!
- Pests = healthy garden! If you got a good thing going on, everyone will want a piece of it… including bugs! Without fail, every time it rains, Milky always finds a bunch of slugs happy snacking on her leafy greens. They need nutrients too to survive.
Milky is a big believer in urban agriculture/permaculture and little steps like this, is her way of making little inroads towards the bigger picture she believes in. Milky hopes to have a proper greenhouse to do more planting so she can have fresh produce all year round!
Gone are the days where only our parents could keep plants alive. Unless you try, you’ll never know if you could too!
Oh and top tip, if Bunnings isn’t your jam, check out Facebook Marketplace. It’s a good place to find plants to plant from other locals around you and it can be cheaper sometimes too!