All posts in "Urban Home Farming"

Growing Sweet Potato

By SowingGood / 28 October, 2016

Sweet potatoes are quite easy to grow. All you need is one sweet potato or a few to start with.The sweet potato plant can also be eaten 2 ways.Firstly you can eat the sweet potato tuba. Secondly, you can eat sweet potato leaves (IMPORTANT: Do NOT eat regular potato leaves). Potato (and tomato) leaves and stems are […]


How to Regrow Lemongrass

By SowingGood / 26 October, 2016

​Lemongrass is a useful plant that can be used in cooking and to make refreshing lemongrass drinks. It is also a natural mosquito repellent. The good news is Lemongrass is very easy to regrow.Regrowing Lemongrass in 2 WeeksWe bought some Zenxin brand organic lemongrass from the supermarket (available in Giant or Cold Storage in Singapore) to make Tom […]


Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables Exceed Safety Limits

By SowingGood / 17 October, 2016

Here’s another reason to grow your own food. Routine tests by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) last year found over 300 batches of fruits and vegetables to be sold in Singapore with pesticides levels that exceeded safety limits. Click here for the full article.


Buying Soil for Potted Plants

By SowingGood / 26 September, 2016

Unless you are using hydroponics, buying soil is a vital component for healthy plants.While soil might be taken for granted by people who have land, for those of us who live in apartments and plant in pots, it is something we have to specifically find.Thankfully it’s pretty easy to get good quality potting soil. I personally […]


Growing Thai Basil

By SowingGood / 26 September, 2016

This Thai Basil is my first attempt at growing edible greens in my apartment.1. Transplanting the Thai Basil SeedlingI bought this Thai Basil seedling at Green Living 2016 held at the Marina Bay Sands on Saturday, 10 September 2016. However I left it in a bag till after the expo ended because I was too busy […]


Grow Your Own Food – Urban Farming at Home

By SowingGood / 24 September, 2016

The 5W1H of Urban Farming at Home Urban farming is gaining popularity and there are many good reasons to do it. Here are some that caused me to get started.WHO can grow their own edible greens at home?Anyone can do this! It’s a great lifestyle activity that’s suitable for busy urban warriors, homemakers, families to do together, homeschoolers, retirees, […]