NParks To Give Away 60,000 Seeds To Singapore Households For Both Pros & Beginners
Earlier in June, the National Parks Board (NParks) issued 400,000 seeds packets to Singapore households in a bid to encourage them to plant more edibles.
Now, the agency will be issuing another 60,000 of such seed packets, of which 10,000 are for seasoned gardeners, comprising plants like watermelon, corn, and coriander.
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10,000 seed packets for gardening pros who attend masterclasses
According to Minister Desmond Lee, NParks will be distributing 10,000 seed packets to seasoned gardeners who have attended their 8 virtual masterclasses.
These classes will be held on Zoom every month. Footage from these sessions will be subsequently uploaded onto NPark’s YouTube channel after each class.
The “unique and challenging edibles” include:
- Red bell pepper
- Egg-shaped fruit
- Snow pea
- Four-angled bean
- French bean
- Curly Kale
- Purple Bok Choy
The first of such masterclasses on chillis and capsicum has already been conducted today (24 Oct) at the Community Gardening Festival.
Here’s a list of the other masterclass topics:
- Tomatoes, eggplants & lady’s fingers (28 Nov)
- Beans & cucumbers
- Gourds & melons
- Leafy vegetables
- Rooted vegetables
- Mints & basils
- Mediterranean herbs
NParks to distribute 50,000 beginner-friendly seed packets
The remaining 50,000 seed packets are relatively beginner-friendly, ideal for those who are just starting out. These 10 plant species include:
- Chinese spinach/bayam
- Xiao bai cai
- Chinese flowering cabbage/cai xin
- Chinese kale/kai lan
- Lady’s Finger
- Long bean
Those interested in getting their hands on the seeds should stay tuned to the Community Garden Festival live-streams on 24 and 25 Oct from 2-4pm for the corresponding links and redemption codes.
Similar to the previous distribution, all seeds will be sent by mail.
Sign up if you want to give gardening a try
If you’ve always wanted to give gardening a try, or just want to up your gardening game, do participate in the slew of activities that NParks has in store.
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