GARDEN TIPS

Some tips and tricks to turn the blackest of fingers in to greenest of pinkies.

Growing edible plants do take a little more effort than growing ornamental plants; you have to make sure they’re cared for well enough to make sure you get a good harvest at the end of the day. It may be a little confuddling at first, but trust us – it’s worth it!

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QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED A LOT

Edible plants require at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, so you can grow anywhere (on a balcony, on a lawn or even on a rooftop), as your plants can get a decent amount of sunlight.

You can try, but more often than not, that’s still not enough sunlight nor ventilation — they would do much better if they could get 4 hours of full sunlight outside.

Small Balconies
Short plants like:
• Mint
• Thai Basil
Water Spinach
• Pak Choy
• Curly Dwarf Pak Choy

Large Balconies
Short Shrubs like

• Pandan
• Lemongrass
• Eggplant
• Tomatoes
• Ladysfinger

Vertical Spaces
Climbing plants like
• Four angle beans
• Cucumber
• Malabar spinach

Potting soil is good to start with for a container garden.Our potting soils already have compost in it so they don’t require more at the beginning.

Compost then can be added after a harvest.

If you’re growing on ground, you can just add Compost to your existing soil to condition it.

The best organic way is to physically remove them with your hands if you see them!

If that’s not enough, try a natural pest repellent like Neem Spray which will coat the plant with a bitter layer to repel bugs.

You can also install a large agricultural net that looks like a mosquito net, to keep bugs from landing.

Edible plants need a mixture of organic fertilisers (e.g. worm poo, cow poo) for nutrients, and microbes to enable the plant to absorb the nutrients.

They are usually applied once every 1-2 weeks, depending on the plant and its conditions.

You can grow as many things as your pot can handle – a good rule of thumb is to google the mature size of your plant before deciding on the size of the pot.

Yes you can, provided that your ornamental plant can handle sandy loamy soil.

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