Plants

Rosemary

Salvia rosmarinus Schleid.

Common Name: Rosemary

Unique Benefit: enhance memory and concentration

How to use? Try Rosemary ice cube! Download the guide below for Rosemary biscuits

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:20:30
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5 (apply once a month or at most biweekly)
  • Water – typically do root zone watering once a day (let the soil dry out in between watering)

Alternanthera sissoo hort.

Common Name: Brazilian Spinach

How to eat? DIY Salad! Mix Brazilian Spinach with a bit of cheese and sesame sauce (optional to add eggplant / pumpkin / sweet potatoes / fig / any fruits)

How to grow?

  • Medium – well-drained soil
  • Sun – min 2 hours of sun
  • Water – typically water once a day

Brazilian Spinach

Common Rue

Ruta graveolens

Common Name: Common Rue / Rue / Herb of Grace

What’s unique about Rue? Its smell may repels insects!

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:20:30
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Water – typically water once a day

Aloe vera barbadensis, Aloe barbadensis or Aloe vera barbadensis var. miller.

Common Name: Edible Aloe Vera

How to identify if the Aloe Vera is edible? Edible: thick leaves and yellow flowers. Non-edible (referred as Aloe vera var. chinensis.): smaller spotty leaves and orange flowers.

How to eat? DIY Aloe Vera cubes with manuka honey!

How to grow?

  • Medium – well-drained soil
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Water – typically water once a week

Aloe Vera

Cuban Oregano

Plectranthus amboinicus

Common Name: Cuban Oregano

Unique Benefit: very good for coughs and sore throats

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:20:30
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5 (apply once a month or at most biweekly)
  • Water – typically do root zone watering once a day (let the soil dry out in between watering)

Ocimum basilicum (Thai basil)

Common Name: Thai Basil

How to eat? DIY Thai Basil minced pork

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:20:30
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun, happy with full 8-hour sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5 (apply once a month or at most biweekly)
  • Water – typically water once a day
  • Prunning – once a week if you grow under full sun; 2 to 3 weeks if you have 4 hours of sun

Thai Basil

Mint

Mentha, Lamiaceae Family

Common Name: Mint

You will see: many types of mints such as peppermint, spearmint, strawberry mint, apple mint, chocolate mint and etc.

How to eat? Download the guide below for Mint ice-cream

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:20:30
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5 (apply once a month or at most biweekly)
  • Water – typically water once a day (let the soil dry out in between watering)

Rubus ulmifolius

Common Name: Black Berry

How to eat? DIY Smoothie (blend berries and milk)

Check out plant journey from stem rooting here.

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:30:20
  • Sun – min 6 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5. After flowering, switch to fertiliser with higher P and K such as 2:5:8
  • Water – typically water once a day

Black Berry

Indian Borage

Plectranthus amboinicus / Coleus amboinicus, Lamiaceae Family

Common Name: Indian Borage

Unique Benefit: very good for coughs and sore throats, simply by chewing a leaf

Perfect for Beginner: Super Hardy Plant

How to grow?

  • Medium – well-drained soil
  • Sun – little sunlight even in shade
  • Water – typically water once a day

Common Name: Marigold

Do you know? Marigolds help to repel and reduce the number of root knotting nematodes in the soil.

How to grow?

  • Medium – well-drained soil
  • Sun – min 4 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5
  • Water – typically water once a day

Marigold

Eggplant

Solanum melongena L.

Common Name: Eggplant, Aubergine, Brinjal

How to eat? Baked eggplant or fry eggplant with long beans

How to grow?

  • Medium – soil:compost:sand = 50:30:20
  • Sun – min 6 hours of sun
  • Fertiliser – N ≥ 3 such as 4:2:6 or 5:5:5. After flowering, switch to fertiliser with higher P and K such as 2:5:8
  • Water – typically water once a day
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An edible garden project by Little Urban Oasis in collaboration with GoPasar and Sing See Soon Floral & Landscape

Meet the passionate gardening team

behind the edible planters setup

“How come these plants can survive without sunlight?”

Since April 2021, Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis has been running indoor growing test for edibles.

Align with our value of going green, we say “No” to the classic display and throw culture. These plants are swapped weekly, brought back to greenhouse to nurse back to health and brought back to greet you again.

We need your help to keep these plants evergreen, let these living creatures live long and well, for more to watch and enjoy. Our sincere thank you for being a part of this green journey.

– from Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis and Hui Teng from GoPasar

Meet the passionate gardening team

behind the edible planters setup

“How come these plants can survive without sunlight?”

Since April 2021, Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis has been running indoor growing test for edibles.

Align with our value of going green, we say “No” to the classic display and throw culture. These plants are swapped weekly, brought back to greenhouse to nurse back to health and brought back to greet you again.

We need your help to keep these plants evergreen, let these living creatures live long and well, for more to watch and enjoy. Our sincere thank you for being a part of this green journey.

– from Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis and Hui Teng of GoPasar

Core Lead – Wan Ying of Little Urban Oasis

Hui Teng of GoPasar

Sherlyn Pak , Chan Wan Ying and Phyllis Lee (from the left to right)

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Our achievements have been made possible thanks to many partners we work with

Francine Poh, young talented girl behind the calligraphy

Margaret Lok of Sing See Soon Floral & Landscape

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