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1 Welcome Gardens With Purpose Joanne Ng HP 90021190


3 Yes, You CAN ! ! !



6 Where to Buy World Farm : for all your Gardening Needs, cheap and lots to choose from 6752 0500 or 9751 0100 Alfred Hydroponic Stuff : Sponge & Nutrients 9851 8913 (Ai Ling ) Both are at Bah Soon Pah Road (along Sembawang Road, near Khatib)

7 What is the Secret to Green Fingers ? 3 Tips to The magic touch 1.______________ 2.______________ 3.______________

8 Why Gardening ? Your Reasons

9 Our Gardening Prog for Schools Vegetables or Orchids 4-Lesson which incorporate Care, Character & 21 st C Skills 2-hour Easy Start Pot-Of Hope $8-$18 per student Gardening Starter Kits : $8, $18, $28 For teachers to teach their students

10 Why Home Gardening ? Survey : Happiest People Nature Therapy Grounded : Good Lessons about Growth Family Bond Important Life Lessons : Care, Responsibility, Protect, Observation, Environment, Delay Gratification (Patience)

11 Why Gardening ? Green Economy



14 Video-1 Home-Grown Revolution What do you like in this video-clip ?

15 Why Vegetables ? Familiar Useful - can eat Healthy - Nature’s Best Food Beautiful What is Organic, WHY ? Staying away from Pesticides & Chemical Fertilizers

16 Healthy Vegetables rich in Beta Carotene ? Mostly Red & Yellow. Sweet Potatoes Red Carrot Cauliflower Cabbage Broccoli Spinach

17 Cruciferous Vegetables Detox, Anti-Inflammation, Cancer-Prevention, etc Cauliflower Cabbage Broccoli Tumeric, Bittergourd Cucumbers Turnips, Aloe Vera

18 How to Start ? Some Vegetables do not have Seeds Sweet Potato Yam Ginger Beet Root

19 Where to Get your Seeds ? Farmers Seed Wholesalers online Seed Retailers NTUC, Cold Storage Garden Nursery

20 Where to Get your Seeds ? Eat the Fruits and Keep the Seeds Lime & Lemons Pumpkins Tomatoes Avocado Papaya



23 Pumpkin Seeds

24 Tomato Seeds

25 Where to Get your Seeds ? Grow them yourself Ladies Fingers Cucumber Turnip Radish

26 Ladies Fingers

27 What is the other name for Ladies Fingers

28 a Cucumber Plant

29 Seeds are IMPERFECT Seeds must be kept cool & dry Not all SEEDS will germinate No 2 Seeds are Identical Lifespan of seeds

30 Requirement for Germination Fresh Water Oxygen Temperature ____________________________ Darkness or Light (Lettuce) Special Requirement to break Dormancy Secret : NO Fertilizers

31 Video 2 Germination How to Grow Wheatgrass Wheat Grass Sprouting

32 Young Plants – Easy Transplant

33 Total System (the Environment) Node Air Water Nutrients Support Space Sunlight 100% for most vegetables Avoid Rain Strong Winds Insects

34 Sunlight for Vegetables Good Sunlight (50-100%) Using Nets Artificial Light : 98% Blue Light & 2% Red Light

35 Watering (Like Raining) Plants take water from Roots & Leaves When to Water : evening & early morning How to Water ? ? ? Never Splash Water on the Plants during HOT SUN, check tap water before spraying (HOT HOT) Remove Chlorine in Water

36 Soil or Soil-Less

37 Soil Preparation Loose Soil for aeration Cool & Dark Before you can plant, soil preparation is a must. Dig the soil to a depth of at least 6-10 inches. Add a two to four inch layer of organic matter and incorporate it into the soil. Organic matter will improve your soil structure and will add nutrients to the soil.

38 Pots for Planting Holes for drainage Deep Ventilation your opinion of those “self- watering pots” Propagation (Ti Wan Miao)

39 Fertilizers About Organic Fertilizers (Dirt Farming) InOrganic Fertilizers Overdose of Fertilizers kills Plants

40 Plant Nutrition Primary Nutrients Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen Macro Nutrients Nitrogen - Leaves Phosphorous - Roots Potassium - Flowers Secondary Nutrients – Cell Wall Calcium, Mg, Sulphate Micro Nutrients - Trace Element Enzyme Systems for Bacteria : Zinc, Iron, Cu, Sodium

41 Cucumber Plantation Why Rows of Raise Beds ?

42 Drainage, Drainage, Drainage Cooling Max Land Space Bigger SunLight Surface Area, Walking Easy Harvesting Neat Rows

43 Propagation New Node Air Water Nutrients

44 Propagation

45 Diseases For Vegetables, don’t use Insecticides & Fungicides Use Nets : Green House Pests, Rain & Wind Neem Oil or other repellents Video-3 : Neem Benefits Use Natural Home-made Pesticides (See Notes)

46 Pesticides Pesticide for Human : DEET Video : Toxic DEET

47 Ingredients used in some Organic Pesticides Dish Soap Oil Garlic Chilly Repellent Plants Neem Oil

48 Plant Nutrition – Hydroponic Methods Solution A & B 1 part to 100 parts Change water every 3-5 Days

49 Any Containers Allows Water & Air Flow PVC - non-LEAD, white Air-Cond Duct - NO Dark - non-transparent

50 Farm Visit : The Environment Node Air Water Nutrients Support Sunlight 50% Avoid Rain Strong Winds Insects

51 Hydroponic Systems 4. Passive System Capillary Action


53 Hydroponic Systems 4. Passive System

54 Hydroponic Systems Nutrient Film Technology

55 Hydroponic Systems 1. Drip System Soil- Less

56 Hydroponic Systems 2. Nutrient Film Technique

57 Hydroponic Systems 3. Flood & Drain System

58 Commercial Hydroponic Systems

59 Commercial Hydroponic Systems Video 3 : Growing Lettuce Commercially

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