Based on personal experiences and what I have learned from various farmer partners, especially Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis, here is a brief write-up on “How to Kick Start?”
Step 1: Ask yourself what is your ideal edible garden
For me, my ideal edible garden brings me joy and my breakfast salad greens.
Step 2: Find out the sun hours you have
Check out this video guide and determine what you want to grow and the min sunlight requirement for different crops. Make a list for yourself.
You can also check out some of the sun to crop matches here, written by Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis:
Common edible plants that grow well in Singapore and the number of sun hours needed for optimal growth:
Min 8 hours.
- Asian leafy greens
Min 6 hours:
- Lady’s Finger
- Black Berry
- Bitter Gourd (various types)
- Habanero and other plants in the chilli family
- Kafir Lime and other plants in the lime family
Min 4 hours:
- Sweet Potato Leaf
- Okinawa Spinach, Longevity Spinach, Malabar Spinach and other hard-stem spinach
- Egg Plant
- Sweet Basil
- Cuban Oregano
- Cranberry Hibiscus
Min 2 hours:
- Thai Watercress
- Brazilian Spinach
Bright light only:
- Indian Borage
- Spring Onion
- Red Radish
Step 3: Learn about each plant
Here are some of the basic planting guide if you are doing soil planting:
Need more? Check out our common FAQs. Best to learn from expert farmer, check out our online workshop offerings for beginners (self-paced home farming or guided home farming)
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– Where to get potting soil? Check this out.
– Where to get compost? Check this out.
– Where to get sand? Check this out.
– Where to get planter? Check this out.
– Do you know anyone who does garden setup? Yes! Look for Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis.
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Start something simple. Growing food is a journey, let’s learn along the way.
I know there is a lot to take in, take your time kay!
I will continue to update this article 🙂