Growing up, I thought I had a black thumb. I always managed to drown the flowers that my mom (an amazing green thumb — make that a green hand!) planted in flower boxes outside my bedroom window. Then two years ago, I attempted to keep a plant alive — and I did! — that is until our flat cleaner inadvertently threw it away when its leaves drooped (it wasn’t dead, but anyway). Since then, I told myself my next attempt would be to grow things. And I think the seeds of that desire came from this game. My dad bought us Watch Your Garden Grow (above; found it online at BoardGeek.com), a cool board game that teaches children 5 to 10 years old about gardening. May sound boring to kids now, but my sisters and I loved it! And now, I’m watching our own garden grow. Here’s how it looked like a month ago, taken over by weeds. Watch this space!
Above: The tall weeds in the center are toitoi, which are native to New Zealand.