Most people are not aware that many companies that sell potting soil in Singapore actually offer soil-less mixes (yup, most soil-less mix are "sterile", void of any form of fungi and bacteria (that means also no beneficial bacteria and fungi which are needed crucially in a healthy soil)

Even soil based potting mix that are sold in Singapore can have very low count of beneficial fungi and other micro-organism either to manufacture or storage conditions that are less than ideal.

Without a good population of Fungi, your soil will not thrive no matter how much organic fertilisers you put into your soil as beneficial fungi helps break down organic matter to make nutrient available to plants.
On top of that, Mycorrhizae Fungi is a specific type of Fungi that builts symbotic relationship with plant roots and extend the range of its ability to take in nutrients from a greater volume of soil that the roots can reach.

You can order Mycorrhizae Fungi Here and apply into your soil

MycorrhizaeFungiSingapore

 

Over the years, growers often asked us whether tap water was bad for gardening and farming.
In short, long term use of tap water is not good for the soil. 

The reason is because of chlorine that is present in tap water (Yes, Singapore tap water contains chlorine).
While chlorine is added to tap water to ensure that to make it safer for human to drink, long term use of chlorinated water will kill and reduce the microbes count in soil in the long term. 
To have a healthy soil, the first thing is that you need to remove chlorine from tap water!

While some growers can leave their tap water in watering can overnight (minimum 24 hours, sometimes require more than 24 hours to remove totally) to dissipate chlorine, it can be more difficult if you need more water in a short time (like during hot weather and your soil is drying out), or do not have ability to collect rainwater that frequently since you might be busy working in office during the day time when it rains.

The fastest way, and affordable way to do it is to use a Garden Dechlorinator when you attached to your tap in the toilet (HDB, Apartment, Condo), or in an outdoor tap (Landed Property).
Once it attached it to your tap, turn it on, water that flows out has chlorine removed!

We have tested this product at The Living Centre and has good results from it. 

 

AQUACREST Garden Hose Water Filter with Hose Protector, Improve Plants Health, Reduces Chlorine, Odor, Calcium, Ideal for Gardening, Farming and Pets, 1Pack

AquaCrest Dechlorinator

How to Order:  order it here 



Health Advisory on Covid 19

Dear all,

We are pleased to let you know that we are monitoring the Covid 19 closely
The health and well-being of all our training participants and staff is always our top priority.
We will continue to monitor the health situation and adhere strictly to all advices by local governments and global health authorities

We are maintaining the highest standards to ensure your safety
We are working to process class registration, orders and trainings as usual. We are alternating shifts. We have also implemented additional sanitizing and workplace procedures. 

Temperature checking will be compulsory for all in-coming training participants at our centre.
Hand Sanitizers will be available for training participants' use. Anti Bacterial Soap will also be available in the washrooms.

We are doing our best to be here for you.
Remember , we are in this together.
Stay safe and healthy

The Living Centre Health Advisory on Covid 19

Our Regards
The Living Centre Team

Lemon Balm Seeds Singapore

This is a Lemon Balm plant grew at The Living Centre.
Selecting right size pot and knowing the amount of seeds to sow is important.
We teach students how to grow them from seed in our growing herbs class.
If you like to order the seeds, you can order them here 

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