I always share with my friends that ” I love to do gardening as I wanted so much revive the soil and also build a little happy ecology community for insect and animal friends which is safe and free from pesticides, chemical fertilizer and harmful substances. We want them to fly and live happily in our little garden.”
Our family, we continued our great effort for more than 4 years plus to achieve our dream, now we can see happy bees, butterflies, dragonfly, birds, squirrels, grasshopper, ladybird, snails, ants… So many species of life actually living in our little garden. Of course, we live harmony and we don’t harm them at all. We believe they can sense our kindness as well. We are truly happy when we see them in garden, eating and flying happily.
The drastic action was carried out by my lovely dad was to change all clay soil with chemical fertilizer and pesticides (Before the housing project, it was the palm oil plantation, we brought our house as 2nd owner. Even though after more than 10 years, the soil still not recover well.) to organic soil. The obvious transformation was normally our garden will be flooded if heavy downpour as the clay soil can’t absorb water well and now, we don’t face this issue anymore.
Another obvious example was our neighbors also trying to plant some vegetables in their back garden with the clay soil, however the result was not good at all, the plant can’t grow well and gradually died off. After a while, they gave up on gardening.
This is a great incident to remind us that if we want to transform ourselves from bad habits, we must purify ourselves diligently, there is no shortcut and we need to do it with 100% full hearted. Never give up in half way as you might miss the 1% to achieve success.