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Seed Packets

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Today, more than 80% of the over 1,700 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 seeds of one species of leafy vegetable
  2. Concise guide on how to grow these vegetables

 

Seed Pack Registration

Ready to begin your gardening adventure? Click here to register for your seed pack today, while stocks last.

Registration is open from 10 Oct 2021 (Sunday), 10am and will close on 31 Oct 2021, 11.59pm (Sunday).

Those who do not have access to internet devices may also register for a seed pack by calling 64991099 to register your residence address.
We will mail you the free seeds to your address as soon as registration closes.

 

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

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

Bayam (Green)

Amaranthus species

Download

Kangkong

Ipomoea aquatica

Download

Xiao Bai Cai

Brassica rapa var. chinensis

Download

Bayam (Green & Red) Amaranthus species
Download
Nai Bai Cai Brassica rapa (Pak Choi Group) [nai bai cai]

Download

Kow Peck Chye (Jiu Bai) Brassica rapa (Pak Choi Group) [kow peck chye]
Download
Chinese Mustard (Jie Cai) Brassica juncea (Broad-leaf Mustard Group) Download
Huang Jing Bai Cai Brassica rapa (Pak Choi Group) [huang jin bai cai]  Download

 

More Gardening Resources

Click here to view 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 may also click here for more 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!

 

Seed Pack Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. When does registration open and close?
    Registration is open from 10 October 2021 (Sunday) at 10am and will close on 31 October 2021 (Sunday) at 11.59pm; or when registration numbers have reached the maximum capacity.  

  2. Who can sign up? 
    Anyone who is interested in gardening can sign up for a free pack of seeds. However, each household is eligible for only one seed pack.   

  3. Are there different vegetable species to choose from? 

    Each seed pack contains one packet of seeds of the following types of leafy vegetables. These are issued at random, namely Bayam (Green), Cai Xin, Kailan, Kang Kong or Xiao Bai Cai; Bayam (Green and Red), Huang Jing Bai Cai, Kow Peck Chye, Chinese Mustard, and Nai Bai Cai.

    As each seed pack has more than enough seeds for the growing of one plant cycle, we encourage you to share or exchange a portion of the 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.

  4. How do I sign up?

    You can sign up online via: https://go.gov.sg/seed-pack-registration or you can also register for a seed pack by calling 64991099 to register your address.

    Please note that we can only mail the seed pack to local residential addresses. Hence, this excludes offices and overseas addresses.

  5. Can I apply for more than one seed pack? 
    Due to limited supply, you are unable to register for more than one seed pack per household. Subsequent applications from the same household will be voided. 

  6. Can I choose the species that I want? 
    The species in the seed pack will be randomly given. Each pack will consist of one leafy vegetable seed packet.  

  7. Can I edit my name and address after submission? 
    You can resubmit a new application with the correct details. Invalid details in the application form will be voided. Please note that only local residential addresses will be accepted. 

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

  9. I have not received my seed pack after registration.

    We seek your understanding and patience as we work hard to send the seed pack out to you. Please also check that you have provided the correct address in the registration form.

  10. 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 4oC and best sown within 3 months.

  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.

  12. Where can I purchase gardening equipment or more seeds?
    You may purchase gardening equipment and more seeds from local nurseries, retail shops, or supermarkets

 

Last updated on 02 November 2021

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