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Gardening with Edibles Masterclass Series

NParks has launched a series of free masterclasses to raise the horticultural skills and strengthen the interest in growing edibles of gardeners in Singapore! In our vision of growing our City in Nature, the community plays a key role in the ownership and stewardship for nature. This series of virtual webinars is conducted by NParks horticulturists, focusing on unique and challenging edibles across different plant families.

You will learn about the characteristics of each edible plant family, its interesting cultivars and growth requirements. Pick up care tips and planting techniques through live demonstrations and get your questions answered by our NParks instructors.

Pre-registration for the masterclass is required. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation.

The masterclasses will be available for viewing on NParksSG YouTube a day after each session.

Check out our masterclass topics and schedule below:

Webinar/Speaker

Topic

Date/Time

Rooted Vegetables

By Mr Ang Wee Foong, Centre Director/Seed Bank, Deputy Director/Nursery Management

Join us for this masterclass in March, held in conjunction with Community Garden Edibles Competition 2021 and Gardeners' Day Out, as we go ‘underground’ to look at some of the rooted vegetables that can be grown easily in Singapore! Many of these rooted vegetables such as sweet potato, tapioca, yam, and ginger are common vegetables that we eat locally, and they can actually be propagated easily! Learn which species of rooted vegetables can be grown by various methods, and how to care for them as Wee Foong takes you through this edibles masterclass.

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 20 Mar 2021 (Sat)

10am - 11am

Registration Opens 6 Mar 2021

Leafy Vegetables

By Dr Wilson Wong, Deputy Director, Jurong Lake Gardens

 

Leafy vegetables are a favourite food of many Singaporeans. Most types are grown from seeds and their speed of growth makes them makes leafy vegetables one of the most rewarding edibles to grow in the garden. Join us in this masterclass to learn the various types of leafy vegetables that you can grow and details on how to grow them in tropical Singapore.

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Watch the Masterclass on YouTube a day after

 

 27 Feb 2021 (Sat)

10am – 11am

Gourds and Melons

By Mr Izz

Manager, Native Plant Centre

 Gourds and melons are plants of the Cucurbitaceae family. Gourds, like pumpkins and luffa, have numerous uses throughout history – having been used as musical instruments, bowls, baskets and ornaments, and for culinary purposes. Melons, like watermelon and honeydew, are sprawling vines with edible, fleshy fruit that are delicious and full of nutrients.

In this fourth Masterclass for edibles, learn more about gourds and melons, and pick up some tips and tricks on growing them better.

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Watch the Masterclass on YouTube

 

 30 Jan 2021 (Sat)

10am – 11am

Beans and Cucumbers

By Ms Lilian Kwok, Director, Nursery and Horticulture Outreach

 

There are many types of beans that you can grow locally from seeds.

Most of them are plants that are fast growing climbers that can be grown in pots with a planting frame or DIY trellis.

Cucumbers are grown from seeds and produces male flowers first followed by female flowers. Sometimes hand pollination is required if there are no pollinators in your garden. Find out more about growing beans and cucumbers by joining our Masterclass!

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Watch the Masterclass on YouTube

 

26 Dec 2020 (Sat)

10am – 11am

Tomatoes, Eggplants and Lady’s Fingers

By Vicky Lim, Manager, Nursery Management

Tomatoes, eggplants and lady’s fingers are some of the common and popular fruited vegetables grown for culinary purposes. There are many different cultivars of these fruited vegetables that are being grown all over the world, with varying levels of difficulty in cultivation.

In this second Masterclass for edibles, learn about some of these interesting cultivars, and pick up some useful tips on how to care and grow them better.

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View Masterclass on YouTube

 

28 Nov 2020 (Sat)

10am – 11am

Chillis and Capsicums

By Dr Wilson Wong, Deputy Director, Jurong Lake Gardens

Chillis and capsicums add flavour and colour to our food. Numerous cultivars exist, which vary in terms of size of plants and fruit characteristics.

However, they are not the easiest plants to grow. Learn about their growth requirements and tricks to make growing these plants a lot easier.

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View Masterclass on YouTube

24 Oct 2020 (Sat)

10am – 11am

Upcoming masterclass topics and tentative schedule:

  • Mints and Basils (24 Apr 2021)
  • Mediterranean Herbs (29 May 2021)

 

For more information on the Gardening with Edibles Masterclass, please refer to the FAQs.

For a list of common gardening questions and answers, check out our Gardening Resources page.


Last updated on 26 February 2021

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