Ateesh Kumar’s plot at the Stadium Teaching Gardens draws a lot of attention for its ornate arrangement and prime location.
A biology teacher at Elim college by day, Ateesh puts his love of the natural world into practice by getting back to basics with helpful insights from his neighbouring plotters and mentors.
Coriander is his favourite crop, and he uses it in any way he can – curries, salads and soups!
We wish Ateesh best of luck at the garden competition this November held by the Papatoetoe Garden and Floral Art Society.
Ateesh’s Pro Tip: Plant according to seasons! Although it can be very exciting to sow new seeds, this simple tip will save plants for from frost and save you from disappointment.