5 tips to start a mini urban farm

5 tips to start a mini urban farm
Herbs grown in Marina Bay Sands’ herb garden are used in the integrated resort’s celebrity chef restaurants and buffet restaurant Rise.


1) Understand the "microclimate" of your corridor - how much sunlight, shade or exposure to the wind there is at a particular spot.

2) Ensure corridor is clean and unblocked. Occupy only one side and leave ample space (at least 1.2m) for emergency needs such as when a stretcher needs to pass through.

3) Sample and plant a few seeds first. Expand if the plant grows successfully.

4) Start with something easy that you like to eat. For newbies, kangkung is a good vegetable. You can grow it from seeds or its stem.

5) Take care of the soil. Aerate it well.

Information from urban farmers, Mr Donald Tan, Mr Derrick Ng and Mr Calvin Soh

This article was first published on Nov 30, 2014.
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