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Community Garden Edibles Competition 2021

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The Community Gardens Edibles Competition (CGEC) is a showcase of the longest and heaviest crops such as Winter Melon, Pumpkin and Snake Gourd grown by the gardening community. It is a platform for enthusiastic gardeners to exchange gardening knowledge and through competition, raise the level of horticulture skills in the community. 

 

Community Gardens Edibles Awards Ceremony (March edition)

 

Judging for the March edition of the CGEC was completed, and we presented awards to the following winners at an awards ceremony in March 2021. Congratulations to all winners!

 

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Check out the recent competition’s video montage:

 

 

Community Gardens Edibles Awards Ceremony (October edition)

 

Missed participating in the last edition of the competition? Do not fret as the next round of Community Garden Edibles Competition (October edition) has opened for registration!

 

Grab this opportunity if you are an enthusiastic gardener who enjoys growing edibles and here is your chance and pit your gardening skills against other passionate gardeners in Singapore.

 

Competition Categories

You can take part in all or any of three categories with separate entries for each:

  • Longest (fruit/vegetable)
  • Heaviest (fruit/vegetable)
  • Open (unusual or uncommon fruit/vegetable) 

 

Longest and Heaviest categories

For these two categories, you may submit one entry for one type of fruit/vegetable, or one entry each for multiple types. The fruit and vegetable types accepted are restricted to the following:

 

LONGEST HEAVIEST
1.

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

cucumber

1.

Cauliflower

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

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2.

  Lady’s Finger

Abelmoschus esculentus

 

lady's finger

2.

Cherry Tomato

Lycopersicon esculentum

(submission includes the whole truss)

cherry tomato

3.

Luffa

Luffa spp.

luffa

3.

Pumpkin

Cucurbita spp.

pumpkin

4.

Snake Gourd

Trichosanthes anguina

snakegourd

4.

Radish

Raphanus sativus

radish

5.

Sword Bean

Canavalia gladiata

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5.

Winter Melon

Benincasa hispida

wintermelon

 

Open category 

Take up this challenge to grow an unusual crop, or any other type of edible crop that is not listed in the Longest or Heaviest categories.

Examples of uncommon crops are as follows:

 

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Gac

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Bottle gourd 
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White jambu

 

Registration

This Competition is open to all persons residing in Singapore except for staff of NParks. You may submit your fruit(s) or vegetable(s) from existing plants growing in your garden or grown from seeds obtained from any other source.

Thank you for your interest in the seed packets. All the seed packets have been fully redeemed. happy gardening !

 

Competition Schedule

Programme

Date

Time

Link/Venue

Registration Start Date

20 Mar 2021

9 am

Registration closed

Registration End Date

20 Apr 2021

5 pm

Submission Day

21 Oct 2021

9 am – 7 pm

Jurong Lake Gardens

Final Judging

22 Oct 2021

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Prizes

 

Longest and Heaviest categories

The following prizes will be awarded for each fruit and vegetable type.

 

Champion

S$400 gardening gift vouchers and trophy

First Runner-up

S$300 gardening gift vouchers

Second Runner-up

S$200 gardening gift vouchers

Consolation (4th to 10th)

S$100 gardening gift vouchers

 

Open category

The following prize will be awarded to three winners.

 

3 prizes

S$100 gardening gift vouchers

 

Resources

  1. Click here for the rules and regulations for the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2021.
  2. Click here to download the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2021 promotional poster.


For more information or enquiries on the Competition, email us at nparks_hortpark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471 5601.

Last updated on 26 April 2021

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