Wild Purslanes: A Collector’s Review

In one of my research collaborations, I came across an article reproducing Henry Ridley’s Travels to Christmas Island in 1994 and his botanical explorations. Ridley was an English botanist, geologist and naturalist who lived much of his life In Singapore and was the first director of the Singapore Botanical Gardens from 1888 to 1911. From…

WWEdibles – Small Business Initiative (“SBI”)

Local products for Local gardeners WHAT IS THE SBI The SBI is a model of collaboration between the Garden-nerd Brand and several local-small businesses (mainly professional craftsmen / creatives) to produce unique gardening tools tailor-made for Singaporean gardeners. In formulating this partnership, we asked ourselves – What happens when a gardener and a trained 3D…

Ask us!

GENERAL QN: I want to set up an edible garden, how do I start? ANS: Few things you’ll need to consider in the planning stage: (i) how much space do you have (ii) how much sunlight do you get (iii) what is the purpose of your edible garden / how much do you intend to…

Growing Ken’s Special Pumpkin in Singapore

Here’s another one from the Garden Journal: Ken’s Special Pumpkin. This is the most common type of pumpkin grown in Singapore and also termed ‘Japanese pumpkin’. I recall seeing dozens of these being sold at Spectra Primary School’s farmer’s market last year and wanted to grow it ever since. Its a highly ornamental ribbed-skinned pumpkin…

Growing Japanese Summer Corn in Singapore

Sometime mid-August this year, I scheduled a visit to Kyoto for the annual summer pottery festival and cormorant fishing at Arashiyama. I also wanted to revisit the farming towns along Lake Biwa and try the summer fish that I heard so much about. Enroute up from Kyoto to Lake Biwa, we passed by fields after…

Edible Flower Workshop

PERSONAL-NOTE: This is one of the classic workshops that we’ve run since start of wwedibles.sg. Many fond memories have been made meeting gardening enthusiasts, bakers, chefs, home cooks or just curious cats who somehow find their way into these sessions. Per tradition, at every workshop, participants will be greeted with a homegrown pandan-calamansi drink and…