How to grow Kale in the Tropics

June 18, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 34 Comments

How to grow Kale in the Tropics

I first got to know about kale 2 years ago. Everyone – bloggers, online health sites, magazines and even chefs were raving about this super veggie. I had my first taste of kale last year during my Europe trip, and made it a point to get some seeds back to plant them. Many of you were curious how I grew this winter vegetable, so here’s my little guide on How To Grow Kale In The Tropics.   Continue Reading →

How To Start an Edible Garden in The Apartment

May 3, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

How To Start an Edible Garden in The Apartment

If you live in an apartment, it might seem impossible to grow your own food. Think again! Have you seen my Edible Balcony? You don’t have to have any land, invest lots of money or have green thumb to be able to grow your own vegetables in your apartment. As long as you have a porch, a balcony or a window that gets some sunlight, you can start an edible garden with a variety of herbs and vegetables. Continue Reading →

My Edible Balcony in Kuala Lumpur

May 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 47 Comments

Edible Balcony in Kuala Lumpur

I was never good with plants, especially flowering plants. I had no idea how to take care of the potted plants my parents brought to my apartment balcony years ago. The plants were there to beautify the big space. For 8 years, I never had any interest or bothered to learn how to take care of them. I was lazy to even water the plants. I did more bad to the plants (even cactus) than nurturing them. Continue Reading →