Did you ever notice that the supermarkets in Singapore carried the same leafy vegetables all the time?
Before I learned how to grow my own vegetables, I often sought out the smaller local markets to find more exciting choices for vegetables or fruits. Places like Tekka, little stores along Little India, Geylang Serai, East Coast, Aljunied, Chong Pang and even Mustafa Mall seem to be more adventurous in its varieties for bored housewives than the usual food chains.
And then I learned how to grow from seeds.
This skill opened up even wider choices to taste and explore new tastes, not grown by commercial farmers or too fragile to ship. For example, the exotic taste of ice plants or oyster leaves. Even the common vegetables taste best when its home grown, harvested very fresh when you need to, and thus, so convenient to have our own gardens even though space to grow remained limited.
These are our collection of vegetables’ journals and I certainly hope to expand more over the years ! 🙂
Life’s simple pleasures must include growing and harvesting our own food at home, in spite of challenges.
So let us grow together!