The Easiest 10 Vegetables You Can Grow In Your Own Home
Updated: Apr 11, 2022
Have you ever dreamt of retiring to a faraway land, somewhere on a farm, so that you can have an abundance of land for your freshly grown veggies?
Who says this can’t be the dream in Singapore?
Growing your own Vegetables in Singapore
We all know the perks of having our very own edible garden. It spruces up our home, it can promote healthy eating to our children and saves us money and a trip to the supermarket with fresh produce on demand.
However, we empathise with the many inexperienced or first-time gardeners who are often worried about their lack of green thumb.
Singapore’s Tropical Climate
When beginning your edible garden, or generally gardening in Singapore, we must remember that Singapore is HOT, and not many fruits and vegetables enjoy such a climate. Before starting on any project, do some basic research online and look to grow plants that thrive and grow in the heat.
Let us now dig into the 10 easiest vegetables to grow in Singapore.
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Singapore
Vegetables can be categorised into leafy vegetables and fruiting vegetables. Both types of vegetables can often be harvested in a short period of time. Leafy vegetables usually take only three weeks to three and a half months to grow, while fruiting vegetables tend to take longer and take four to seven months to grow.
1. Kang Kong (Water Spinach)
Kang Kong is categorised as leafy vegetables. From our personal experience, Kang Kong is probably the easiest edible to start with when gardening at home.
There is no denying the love Singaporeans have for Kang Kong. Its ability to hold seriously saucy flavours like our favourite sambal and mala is a must-have for family meals.
Kang Kong also thrives in tropical climates like Singapore. They are so resilient and will forgive you if you forget to water them once in a while. This is evident from its abundance even in wartime conditions, showing its ability to thrive!