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.
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[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.
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 🙂