In this three-part video series titled ‘The Apartment Gardener’, learn how to grow your own produce in the comfort of your own home.
There’s no denying what a touch of green can do to the overall vibe of a home. Like a piece of art, plants enliven a space with their vibrant colours. Now, with the farm-to-table movement growing in popularity worldwide, plants aren't just great home decor options—you can start your own indoor farm with them, too.
The biggest advantage of having your own indoor farm is that you’ll get the best nutrition out of your food. After all, you’re in control of what goes into growing the plants, so you don’t have to worry about the presence of pesticides in what you eat. Besides, you’ll pay more attention to the origins of your food and how it eventually ends up on your plate. In turn, you’ll also be more conscious about what goes into your stomach.
There’s also something about working hard for a meal that makes it even more delicious, and growing the ingredients yourself certainly ups its yum factor. Why not make use of the spaces you have at home and start your own nursery? The balcony, for example, is a good place to start. And if you're worried about the amount of time and effort required to tend to the plants, fret not. Vegetables such as lettuce and chye sim are easy to care for.
Follow these instructions to turn your balcony into a thriving nursery filled with fresh vegetables.