Posted on: June 16th 2023   •    Posted in: Community, Tenants

Oscar’s green-fingered quest

Oscar, 9, from Walsham Le Willows, hopes to inspire other children and further his love of gardening with his produce stall, as well as share his knowledge and expertise.

His dad previously owned a garden centre, and Oscar has always been interested in gardening.

“My dad got me into it, and he knows everything about plants.”

Oscar’s greenhouse is currently full! He grows fruit and vegetable, which are used for family meals, as well as growing plants.

Oscar’s mum, Lauran, fully supports her son’s hobby and is very proud.

“We gave Oscar a raised flower bed to himself, and he does it all. He even started growing some plants on his bedroom window, which shows you don’t need much space to start.”

Ever ambitious, he has plans for more flowers and vegetables now that spring has arrived – if he can find the space!

He also has a little stall outside his home in Walsham, where he sells some of his grown produce. He wants to use the money he raises to be able to buy more compost, tools, and seeds to keep his hobby growing.

We asked Oscar if he had any top tips for other children wanting to start growing their own plants, and he said:

“Start with some compost, pots and seeds. You don’t need much space or a garden to start growing.”

We want to wish Oscar all the best with his future gardening plans and his produce stall.

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