5 tips on starting a mini farm
- Understand the "microclimate" of your corridor - how much sunlight, shade or exposure to the wind there is at a particular spot.
- 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.
- Sample and plant a few seeds first. Expand if the plant grows successfully.
- 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.
- Take care of the soil. Aerate it well.
Information from urban farmers, Mr Donald Tan, Mr Derrick Ng and Mr Calvin Soh.