Persatuan Pekebunan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society
(251 Selangor)
All Things Grow with Love

Our Esteemed Patron
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Chong Hon Nyan
PSM, DSGM, JMN, KMN, AMN, MA (Cantab), RCD (Singapore), DSc (Hon)

Free Talks (2-Day) on Gardening and Composting
No registration required. All are welcome

Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
Venue: Go Go-Green 2 Gardening Fest @ The School Jaya One'
             Speakers Program
Duration of each talk: 45 minutes
11.15 am Nutritious Salad Platter from Our Gardens - How to use what you grow
         — Speaker: Rusilawati Mohd Noor (Sungei Helang Lui Farm)
12.00 noon The Importance of Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture and Daily Life
         — Speaker: Capt (Rtd) Kamarul Zaman Hj Bachik aka Man Bacik (Kyusei Nature Farming
               and EM Technology trainer)

1.00 pm Expert Tips on Growing Beautiful Succulents
         — Speaker: Tracy Thong (Kimmie Crafts)
2.00 pm Vermicomposting - Turn Waste into Gardeners Gold
         — Speaker: Angie Yim (Administrator for Gardeners’ GoldMY and Vermicomposting

3.00 pm Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Composting - how to compost (almost) any
               kitchen waste including meat

         — Speaker: Anthony Wong (Frangipani Organic Farm)
4.00 pm Biochar for Sustainable Wonder Soil
         — Speaker: Dr Francis Ng (Consultant to 1U Secret Garden, Author of Tropical Horticulture
               & Gardening

5.00 pm How to Identify and Remedy Common Plant Problems
         — Speaker: Fahmie Abu Bakar (Formeniaga)
6.00 pm How to grow Strong and Resilient Edibles: Lessons from Professional
              Growers and Personal Experience

         — Speaker: Shirene Chen (Diglings)
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Venue: Go Go-Green 2 Gardening Fest @ The School Jaya One'
              Speakers Program
Duration of each talk: 45 minutes
11.15 am The Lost Art of Healing with Local Herbs
         — Speaker: Jin Loong (Volunteer with NTU Community Herb Garden)
12.00 noon No-Dig Gardening - Easy Planting with Raised Beds
         — Speaker : Harbir Gill (Ground Control)
1.00 pm How to Plant Food- From Seed Germination to Harvest
         — Speaker: Shao-Lyn Low (Eats, Shoots and Roots)
2.00 pm Micro Greens - How to Grow Superfood Without a Garden
         — Speaker: Elaine Ling (Agriliciouos Microgreens)
3.00 pm Secrets to Growing Rosemary and Common Mediterranean Herbs
         — Speaker: Speaker: Steve Teh (Rosemary King)
4.00 pm Carnivorous Plants of Malaysia and the World
         — Speaker: Gideon Lim (Malaysia Carnivorous Plants)
5.00 pm Bokashi Composting
         — Speaker: Wynnee Goh (Wynnee’s Urban Farm)
6.00 pm Hot Composting- Converting Kitchen Waste to Compost; Growing
              Organic Vegetables at Home

         — Speaker: Tan Siew Luan (CETDEM) (Subject to Change)

Volume 3 - Climbers, Bulbs,
Rhizomes, Tubers, Foliage Plants

This third volume of “Gardening in Malaysia” as with our previous two volumes, provides gorgeous photographs accompanied by useful information about the plants themselves. The subjects of this volume are climbers, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and foliage plants. Some as you will appreciate are prima donnas like stephanotis demanding constant attention, while others like Honolulu creeper will happily reach for the sky with hardly a glance. We hope this volume will help you choose the most suitable plant for your garden. In addition there are eighteen chapters, many more than in previous volumes, with practical advice to guarantee you the most beautiful specimens of these lovelies.

ISBN 978-967-11225-2-5, A5 (146x207mm) size, Softcover, Colour plates

Price: RM28 per copy. Price inclusive of packing and postage (within Malaysia Only). Download this form for your orders. Contact: Selangor & FT Gardening Society h/p 011-28588786 or Lina Santiago 016-2318504.

Contents of Issue 2 - 2018:

  • Pictures - From Poo to Paper
  • Editorial
  • From Poo to Paper
  • Quiz
  • Midorie PAFCAL a non-soil planting media
  • Pictures - A Garden of Greens and Chimes
  • Pictures - Spring in Seoul
  • Spring in Seoul
  • Blooms of Joy in a Small Space Garden
  • Herbs in Malaysian Cuisine
  • Obituary
  • Pictures - Blooms of Joy in a Small Space Garden

SFTGS Celebrates
the Golden Jubilee

This year, The Selangor and Federal Terrritory Gardening Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of its existence. As part of the celebrations the society is having a Give Back and Membership Campaign on 7 Oct at 1Utama shopping mall.

We plan to give out 200 gift packs to the public. Each will comprise a tote bag with small packs of seeds and fertilisers, as well as the society's membership forms.

We appeal and hope that members will donate seed or fertiliser packages. Just small packs will do. Vegetable seeds will be good to encourage people to grow their own. Flower seeds will brighten one's world.!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian,
President, SFTGS

Guide to Gardening in Small Spaces

We are proud to announce that Ms Stephanie Choo, one of our members as well as a columnist in NST, has published the above book. The book is published by MPH under its MasterClass Series (no less!).

Those of you who live in a terrace or link house with limited garden space, or in an apartment with no land to speak of, will find this book full of useful information for gardening with such restrictions.

The book, in full colour, sells at RM35.90 per copy, and is available at all MPH bookstores. Do get yourself a copy!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian,
President, SFTGS