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Talks & Workshops coming up!

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

 

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Hi Everyone, I have added a new page on my gardening talks series. These talks are generally catered to small groups, with ample time for sharing and Q&A. I will be conducting these talks personally and share about my gardening experience to help you to be more successful in gardening!

These talks are just for a start, but if you want a certain topic in mind, do let me know and we can work something out! 

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Asparagus growing…

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Recently I received seeds from my friend, which turned out to be asparagus seeds. They are known for their slow growth and rarity here in Singapore.

Not all Asparagus can be grown in Singapore, the larger ones found in supermarkets need lower temperature to survive, which is not viable for them to grow well here in Singapore.

What we can grow here are the smaller versions of it. Thai Asparagus, which yield thinner and smaller spears can be grown in Singapore. My seeds germinated in two weeks, using organic draining soil. It was pretty exciting, the first spear is needle thin and gradually open up with thin leaves.

To get a crop of edible spears, it will probably take 2 years! However, it is a pretty easy to grow plant, it does not need special treatment and can be regarded as a usual household plant. Asparagus generally needs at least 4 hours of direct sunlight and bright light throughout the day to do well.

They are hard to get, but it is a great plant for any garden! I will put up the photos pretty soon!