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5 tips to help you start a mini farm in your HDB flat

If you're planning to start your own mini farm in your flat, or even in your HDB corridor, these are 5 tips you'll need to get you started:

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1. Understand the "microclimate" of your corridor - how much sunlight, shade or exposure tot he wind there is at a particular spot.

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2. Ensure corridor is clean and unblocked. Occupy only one side and leave ample space (at least 1.2m) for emergency needs such as when a stretcher needs to pass through.

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3. Sample and plant a few seeds first. Expand if the plant grows successfully.

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4. Start with something easy that you like to eat. For newbies, kangkung is a good vegetable. You can grow it from seeds or its stem.

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5. Take care of the soil. Aerate it well.

Tips from urban farmers, Mr Donald Tan, Mr Derrick Ng and Mr Calvin Soh.

Story first published in The New Paper.

 

 

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