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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 have distributed free seed packets to households who are interested to start home gardening. The seed packet contain a packet containing two kinds of vegetable species (one leafy, one fruited concise guide on how to grow these vegetables. 

To meet the enthusiastic response, we increased the number of seed packets from 150,000 to 400,000!

 

Seed Packets

Thanks for the overwhelming support for our Gardening with Edibles programme. Registration is now closed and we are unable to accept new registrations at this time. 

Thank you for your support for the Gardening with Edibles programme.

We have sent out the seed packs to all successful and eligible registrants. If you have not received the seed pack, this could be due to submitting an incomplete address or an error in the postcode and/or unit number. To facilitate us in checking further, lease send the details of your application (full name, address, email used to apply, auto-reply email confirmation of registration) to nparks_gardening_with_edibles@nparks.gov.sg for us to check your registration. 
 
Please also note that each household is entitled to one free seed pack and we are only able to mail to local, residential addresses. We seek your patience and understanding as we work to send you the seed packs, subject to availability. 

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/my family member missed the registration. Can I/they 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 of the Gardening with Edibles programme. The seeds are also available for purchase in our local nurseries.  

  2. I had registered for a seed pack but up till today, have still not received it. Am I still able to receive my seed pack? 
    We have mailed the seed packs to all applicants who have submitted a valid, local residential address. If you have not received the seed pack, this could be due to submitting an incomplete address or an error in the postcode and/or unit number. To facilitate us in checking further, please send the details of your application (full name, address, email used to apply, auto-reply email confirmation of registration) to nparks_gardening_with_edibles@nparks.gov.sg for us to check your registration.  

  3. I signed up using a non-residential address submitted (e.g. commercial, industrial sites). Am I still able to receive my seed pack? 
    We are unable to send the seed pack to non-residential addresses.  

  4. A few members of my household signed up for a seed pack but only one has received it. Am I still able to receive my seed pack?
    Each household is entitled to one free seed pack. We encourage recipients of the seed packs to share the seed pack with the rest of the household. There are more than enough seeds within each seed pack for multiple growing cycles. 
     
  5. Are there different vegetable species to choose from? 
    Registrants would have received a seed packet that 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. I have received a seed pack with two species. May I request for different species or for species not in the list? 
    As we have closed our registration, we encourage you to share and exchange seeds with others to increase the variety of vegetables you grow. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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 September 2020

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