How To Kick Start

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
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
Min 6 hours:
  • Lettuce
  • Lady’s Finger
  • Tomatoes
  • Black Berry
  • Mint
  • Bitter Gourd (various types)
  • Habanero and other plants in the chilli family
  • Kafir Lime and other plants in the lime family
Min 4 hours:
  • Kales
  • Sweet Potato Leaf
  • Okinawa Spinach, Longevity Spinach, Malabar Spinach and other hard-stem spinach
  • Egg Plant
  • Sweet Basil
  • Cuban Oregano
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Mulberry
Min 2 hours:
  • Thai Watercress
  • Brazilian Spinach
  • Chive
  • Ginger
Bright light only:
  • Pandan
  • 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)
 
[Notes on Outdoor Gardening] When it rains a lot, we see many broken stems and hearts. Learn how to avoid such situation.
 
[Notes on Simple Home Composting] Composting for the future of planet 🌍
 
[Popular Gardening Kits to Build Confidence]
Wheatgrass kit (you can also grow pea sprout and reuse the wheatgrass kit container)
 
[Shopping Questions Which I Get A Lot]
– 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.
 
If you want to go soiless, consider the offering below.
 
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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 🙂