Mr. Green Fingers

You guess right , Mr. Alan Tan ! πŸ™‚

And who would ever guessed this amazing garden of international sunflowers varieties and wild organic edibles garden existed at all, if Alan had not shared pictures with the gardening communities of Singapore?!

It existed not in some plush location, but a corner of a construction site office where he work! πŸ™‚

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Alan Tan with his dragon fruits

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Jan 04 2016 – Alan’s Sunflowers varieties from around the world

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Alan Tan’s Giant Sunflower

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Alan’s Sunflowers basking in the sun

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Alan’s Giant sunflower

Sunflowers were not the only crop that he grew well.

Where he worked in the middle of an industrial park, Alan Tan tend to a lush organic garden of amazing edibles. He grew a variety of gourds, beans, melons, pumpkins, papaya, dragon fruits, okras etc so well that he often shared his vegetables with colleagues, passers-by and every visitor to his garden.

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Alan Tan’s organic edibles garden

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Alan Tan’s cucumbers

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Jan 6 2016 – small bittergourds like these are claimed to treat blood disorder n diabetics

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I liked it that Alan Tan recycled used construction materials to grow his crops. This is such a good idea for climbing plants!

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Alan Tan’s bitter guords

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Dec 2015 – Look at the size of this bitter gourd from Alan Tan’s Boon Keng site!

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Sept 15 2015 – Regina Fok from USA, was awed by Alan amazing garden!

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Can’t believed this is in the middle of an industrial park in Singapore, right?

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Oct 16 2015 – Snake gourds

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Dec 4 2015 – Alan’s Japanese Melons

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Jan 18 2016 – Many types of long beans are also grown here (Alan Tan)

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Dec 21 2015 – Another variety of long beans from Alan Tan’s garden

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Dec 26 2015 – Alan Tan’s Long beans

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Dec 24 2015 – Even a “giant” butternut squash! (Alan Tan)

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Alan Tan harvested his butternut squash on Jan 5 2016

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Dec 26 2015 – White gourds from Alan Tan’s garden

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Priceless okras from Alan Tan’s garden

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Dec 18 2015 – Alan’s okras

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Jan 02 2016 – Alan Tan’s Red Okras

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Dec 26 2015 – Red Okra

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Nov29 2015 -Alan Tan’s Japanese Pumpkin!

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Nov 29 2015 – Bountiful Harvest from Alan Tan’s garden!

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Alan Tan buried raw greens for compost too!

His office is not the only place where we can find crazy cool plants ! πŸ™‚

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Dec 13 2015 – Passion Fruit vines outside the elevator’s landing of his apartment!

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Jan 21 2016 – Pretty wild lift landing ! πŸ™‚

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Nov 22 2015 – Grape Vines almost obscuring the view πŸ™‚

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Dec 30 2015 – Alan Tan’s Grape Vines

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June 2015 – Rare chocolate mint!

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Dec 2 2015 – Sick strawberry plants thriving again under his excellent care!

Not only did Alan Tan grew plants well, he is very willing to share his 10 years gardening knowledge and fruits of his labour πŸ™‚

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Jan 13 2016 – Harvesting seeds to share with fellow gardeners

Singapore gardeners who shared and gave generously

Dec03 2015 – Old Cucumber left to ripe for seeds

Singapore gardeners who shared and gave generously

Jan 02 2016 – Cucumber seeds collected and dried for sharing

Singapore gardeners who shared and gave generously

Jan 16 2016 – Everything that he grew, Alan shared his seeds with fellow gardeners.

Many who visited his garden in Boon Keng Road, were amazed with his garden and I am sure, touched with his generosity. Β πŸ™‚

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Jan 14 2016 – Lynda Chua with Alan Tan

I am sure there are two phases that Alan Tan heard very often.

” Wow! Amazing!!! ”

and

” Thank you” πŸ™‚

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Alan Tan shared his vegetables with passers-by πŸ™‚

These ladies will miss your organic edibles garden at Boon Keng Road soon .

Can’t wait to see what Alan will be planting this year at his new work site!!! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Mr. Green Fingers

  1. Hi Mr Alan, i am deepa. I am interested in gardening and have started growing small plants like mint, chilly, tomato and corriander. I stay in a hdb in 11th floor and have a good space to keep my potted plants with enough sunlight. Recently i spotted okra seeds and planted in a 6 l container with 4kg soil. Is it possible to grow okra in a 6 l container in a hdb? As i know that the stems grow upto 6 feet longer, pls advise… also pls let me know where i can get soil for a lesser rate..

    • Hi Deepa,

      This is Alan’s reply – ” There are few type of okra plants, the tall and the dwarf. The tall plant can grow up to about 2 to 3m and the dwarf about 1m tall. You can grow one plant in a min of 12ins pot diameter with potted mixing with compost soil.” . Many gardeners in Singapore, bought fairer price soil from World Farm. There is a post here on okra as well. I accidentally snipped off the top branch, and made a discovery. This stopped the plant from growing taller, instead fruits start developing at the bottom most part of the stem instead.

  2. Hello SG strawberries.
    May I know how can I start to grow Okras. I’d like to try to grow an organic garden starting with Okras. Are there any good quality seeds recommendation and also the soil. Any recommendations and tips are great.

    Stella.

    • Hi Stella,

      Okras are easy. Gardeners in the gardening communities (Facebook, example SeedsEx SG) often shared them or they can be bought. Any gardening soil suitable for edibles are very good. Let me ask my friend who has excellent compost and soil to email you. He is helpful and knowledgeable about starting edibles as well. Good luck!

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