Lessons Learned From Our First Rooftop Garden pt. 1 - Containers and Location

In our first rooftop garden we have learned a lot and would do a lot differently. In this episode we will highlight the issues with container selection, location, and microclimates that caused us some issues.
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Lessons Learned From Our First Rooftop Garden pt. 1 – Containers and Location

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  • james dixon

    I’m in Marshall and have gotten a bit obsessed with living soil growing. Are you involved with any urban gardening work down here? I have a small Kioti with a tiller and knowledge of building raised beds. If you’re involved with anything from Jackson to Kalamazoo or Lansing to coldwater I would love to volunteer in the spring.

  • therealz 360z

    Should see how it's done where this is real common like you could take us on a field trip I now the pandemic but take us anyways.

  • Ashley Crockett

    Love the Death Star reference!
    I have an inground garden, but looking to beautify my front and back porches. Thanks for the tips and looking forward to the rest of the series!

  • Catherine Kirk

    I am growing 100% in containers, in Las Vegas. I have learned alot of these lessons first hand. It was hard but I was able to harvest some stuff. I am going to keep at it. I am excited to start my fall garden ( once we can stop having 100+ degree days) I am looking forward to the rest of this series!

  • Tom M

    You could build a trellis with climbing vines, a grow wall, or some sort of structure to hang a shade cloth to create some shade giving relief to the other plants. Just make sure it's secured enough to handle the wind. Get your employees to tap into their imaginations.

  • Jennifer Dawson

    Why choose black containers? I would have thought that that would be too hot for the plants, no? That shocked me. Please let me know about your choice. Thanks– this is helpful!

  • My heart is in the mountains

    I have my raised bed garden inside a 10 x 10 kennel right next to the brick house. I put my tomatoes next to the brick thinking they'd like the heat. I am just now getting ripe tomatoes and I think thats due to direct sun not hitting that spot until 3 pm. Any suggestions on what would do better in that spot?

  • Micah Bush

    Maybe some trees potted in wide-bottomed pots could help with the light and wind problems? A grape arbor might also work, and would make a nice area to sit under.

  • Emma Forsythe

    I actually just got and added trifecta plus to my pots, grow bags and in my raised bed. It smells sp fertile which I was excited about and even in one day the greens are loving life. Down side… turns out my dog LOVES the smell of it and wants to eat it…

  • Marie Tschopp

    Love your channel! I am a first time gardener. I have a question. I have a hard time planting tiny seeds. Is there a good way to do this without ending up with a clumped mess?

  • AA Home Gardening

    Reflections are always good and a nice learning space
    Can I have a shout out please?
    I am trying to grow my channel
    Aiming to get 1000 by end of year ( I am optimistic)
    Your help will be appreciated

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