Saturday, July 9

Rooftop Gardening in Brooklyn

So, I have officially ventured into the world or rooftop gardening and it's thrilling.  It all started with a conversation with my neighbors who revealed that there was no longer a padlock on the door to our roof.  I'd been busy planting around the trees in front of my apartment, had approximately three 3'x3' plots to my name.  They were all nearly filled with flowers.  So, last week I begin rooftop gardening.

Some of the things I learned from my online research were: 
  1. Use lightweight plastic pots - or be creative with plastic waste baskets or storage
  2. Good drainage is essential
  3. Plan on watering daily
  4. Use mulch as a top layer to keep soil damp.


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