NParks will be distributing free seed packets from 10 Oct 2021 as part of the Gardening with Edibles Programme!
Date: 10 Oct 2021, 10 am - 31 Oct 2021, 11.59 pm (registration period)
Since the launch of the Gardening with Edibles initiative in June 2020, NParks has distributed 460,000 free seed packets. They will be distributing free seed packets again this year to interested members of public!
Free Seed Packets
For those interested to start their home gardening journey, you may register with NParks to receive a packet containing seeds of one species of leafy vegetable and a guide on how to grow these vegetables. The seeds available are
- Chinese Flowering Cabbage (Cai Xin)
- Chinese Kale (Kai Lan)
- Bayam (Green)
- Xiao Bai Cai
- Bayam (Green & Red)
- Nai Bai Cai
- Kow Peck Chye (Jiu Bai)
- Chinese Mustard (Jie Cai)
- Huang Jing Bai Cai
You will receive a random seed type but each seed pack has more than enough seeds for the growing of one plant cycle so you can also try to exchange seeds with friends, family members or neighbours!
NParks has also prepared a series of resources to help you along your gardening journey. This includes videos on their YouTube Channel as well as useful gardening resources, including a Gardening Resource page with information on different types of edible plants, how to care for them and information on companion planting and how to deal with common garden pests of edible plants.
How To Get Your Free Seed Pack
You can sign up online via: https://go.gov.sg/seed-pack-registration or you can also register for a seed pack by calling 64991099 to register your address.
Registration is open from 10 October 2021 (Sunday) at 10am and will close on 31 October 2021 (Sunday) at 11.59pm; or when registration numbers have reached the maximum capacity. Each household is eligible for only one seed pack. Seed packs will be sent out once registration period closes.
*Photo Credits: NParks