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Seed Packets

 

Today, more than 80% of Community in Bloom gardens plant edibles, which are harvested and distributed among the community. To meet the strong interest in growing edibles and to bring the love of gardening closer to the community, we are distributing free seed packets to households who are interested to start home gardening.

Each eligible household will receive the following package:

  1. A packet containing two kinds of vegetable species (one leafy, one fruited)
  2. A concise guide on how to grow these vegetables

 

Seed Packets

Thanks for the overwhelming support for our Gardening with Edibles programme. Registration is now closed. To meet the enthusiastic response, we increased the number of seed packets from 150,000 to 400,000!

If you have successfully registered, the seed packets will reach you by end-August. We ask for your patience as a delay in delivery is expected due to the larger volume. You may refer to the below table for an indication of receive-by date based on when you registered! 

Registration Date Receive-by Date
18 June 8 August
19 June onward 31 August

 

Resources for Gardening with Edibles

Video resources covering a range of horticultural topics are available on our YouTube channel to help you along your gardening journey. Here are a few to help you get started.

 

 

Step-by-Step Information Sheets

Fruited Vegetables

Common Name

Species

Information Sheets
(in all 4 languages)

Brinjal

Solanum melongena

Download

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Download

Lady's Finger

Abelmoschus esculentus

Download

Long Bean

Vigna unguiculata (Sesquipedalis Group)

Download

Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

Download

Leafy Vegetables

Common Name

Species

Information Sheets 
(in all 4 languages)

Chinese Flowering Cabbage (Cai Xin)

Brassica chinensis var. parachinensis

Download

Chinese Kale (Kai Lan)

Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra Group)

Download

Chinese Spinach (Bayam)

Amaranthus species

Download

Kangkong

Ipomoea aquatica

Download

Xiao Bai Cai

Brassica rapa var. chinensis

Download

 

More Gardening Resources

Click here for more useful gardening resources, including information on different types of edible plants, how to care for them and information on companion planting and how to deal with common garden pests of edible plants. You will also be able to view gardening videos on how to improve soil, design and manage a garden, galvanise the community and other ideas for gardening projects.
There is something for gardeners of all skill levels!

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. I missed the registration. Can I still register for a seed pack?
    We have closed our registration as we have received 400,000 submissions. Please check our webpage for future updates for the Gardening with Edibles programme. The seeds are also available for purchase in our local nurseries.  

  2. When will I receive my seed packet?
    Registrants can expect to receive the seed packets by end-August. Please refer to the below table for the receive-by date based on when you registered! Please note that each household is eligible for only one seed packet, and that we are only able to mail to local residential addresses (excludes offices and overseas addresses). 

    Registration Date Receive-by Date
    18 June 8 August
    19 June onward 31 August
  3. I received an email from “donotreply@mail-ue1.postman.gov.sg” asking me to resubmit my application. Is this real?
    We would like to assure you that the email is from NParks, and the link sent is safe to access. We needed to send this notification out to some applicants who have registered with us on the first day, as we may have not captured all the information submitted due to overwhelming response.

    If you have received the email, please click on the link and provide us with your name and residential address by 31 July 2020. If you would like for us to resend the email, pls write to us at NParks_Gardening_with_Edibles@nparks.gov.sg, or call us at 1800-471-7300.
     
  4. I submitted on behalf of more than one household using the same email address. Will my registrations be deleted?
    You may use the same email address for different registrations as long as the residential address provided in each application is unique and valid (e.g. unique unit, block or house number and/or postal code).

  5. Can one household receive more than one seed packet?
    Due to limited supply, we are unable to accommodate requests for more than one seed packet per household. Should there be more than one application received per household, only the most recent application will be considered. 

  6. Do I need to pay for the seed packets?
    Registrants need to only provide a valid email and mailing address for this programme to receive the seed packets. The seed packets and postage are available at no cost to the registrant.

  7. Can I collect the seed packet at a physical location instead?
    In line with safe management practices, seed packets will be distributed by post after registration by interested households.

  8. I have made an error in my registration; please help me to change it.
    Please send details of your registration to NParks_Gardening_With_Edibles@nparks.gov.sg. We will do our best to accommodate the change. 

  9. Are there different vegetable species to choose from? 
    Each seed packet contains one pack of leafy vegetable seeds and one pack of fruited vegetable seeds. Each seed pack has more than enough seeds for the growing of one plant cycle. 

    You will receive one of the following five types of leafy vegetables: Bayam, Cai Xin, Kailan, Kang Kong or Xiao Bai Cai; and one of the following five types of fruited vegetables: Brinjal, Cucumber, Lady’s Finger, Long Bean or Tomato.

  10. Can I choose the species that I want, or request for species not in the list? 
    While we are unable to accommodate selection for the types of seeds you wish to receive, we encourage you to share and exchange seeds with others to increase the variety of vegetables you grow. 

    As you grow the seeds and share the fruits of your labour with others around you, we hope that community bonds will be nurtured and strengthened. 

  11. How long can the seeds be kept for?
    The seeds have a shelf life of up to a year if the pack is left unopened. Once opened, it would be best to store the seeds in a refrigerator kept at 4 degrees C. The seeds are best sown within 3 months.

  12. Where can I obtain other gardening supplies such as pots and soil?
    The seed packet contains two kinds of vegetables (one leafy, one fruited), and a concise guide on how to grow them. It does not contain soil or other gardening tools. You may visit local commercial plant nurseries to purchase soil or other planting materials that you may require.

  13. Is there a channel to direct plant-related questions?
    Visit our Gardening with Edibles webpage for more tips on growing the plants or send us a message via www.nparks.gov.sg/feedback.

  14. How do I prevent stagnant water from collecting?
    Keep unused containers upturned and under shelter, and check all containers for stagnant water to prevent mosquito breeding. If using plant dishes, do clean and scrub the inner sides thoroughly to remove mosquito eggs. If there are drains or gutters nearby, ensure that they are clear of leaves such that stagnant water does not collect on leaf litter.

 

Last updated on 15 July 2020

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