Thursday 8 January 2009
Ms Green Fingers
Recently I set up a new blog called "Growing vegetables with Ms Green Fingers" where I share my experience in vegetable growing with fellow gardeners.
When I started growing vegetables in my patio, I was surprised that I couldn't find any information on vegetable-growing in the tropics. On the other hand, there are tons of information about crops in temperate countries.
In Singapore, we have no seasons or extreme temperatures. Our tropical climate allows us to grow vegetables all year round. By growing my own vegetables at home, I am assured of healthier produce because they're almost organic. I can harvest anytime I need them and the amount that I need. There is no wastage and the vegetables are as fresh as you can get.
Now that people are more health conscious and aware of what they put into their mouth, I hope to start a trend and show people that they can indeed grow their own vegetables in the front yard, back yard, patios and whatever small spaces they can find outside their house. My vegetables are growing well in planter boxes which are actually discarded styrofoam boxes. I sow seedlings in paper egg trays. I'm trying to be eco-friendly here as well.
In time to come, I hope to make this into a little business. I shall reveal more about my plans as I go along but meantime, please take a peek at my new blog.