Rooftop Gardening – 99 Easy Tips to Master Right Now

Rooftop Garden ( Photo by Jenna Beekhuis on Unsplash )

The rooftop garden is a wonderful idea. The advantages of the rooftop gardens are numerous- from clever usage of space to grow your own vegetables. In our ultimate guide, you will find everything you need to know to create a rooftop garden of your dreams.

If you are like me, than you dream about growing your own vegetables and herbs. But gardening without space for garden seems like out-of-this world idea. Luckily if you have roof, you can easily build your own rooftop garden using simple actionable steps which I am about to describe in this guide.

What can I grow on my terrace or rooftop garden?

Rooftop gardens are full of sun. Growing conditions are hot and bright. High above the circulation of air is better. More wind means less fungal diseases. But, wind removes moistures and plants with delicate leaves may become burned. Roots of container plants are more exposed to cold temperatures than the roots of plants in an in-ground garden.

Plant who love hot, dry and windy will love rooftop garden. Let’s have a look at list of most common plants:

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Daylily ( Hemerocallis ‘Anna Warner’ )
  • Junipers
  • Oregon grape
  • Arborvitae
  • Stonecrops
  • Spurges
  • Yuccas.
Lavender ( Photo by Richárd Ecsedi on Unsplash )

Which vegetables can I grow?

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Celery
  • Lots of greens (lettuce, kale, mustard’s, spinach, bok choy, etc)
  • Broccoli
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Radishes

How do you water rooftop gardens?

Drip irrigation. It delivers moisture directly to the roots of the plants. Drip irrigation can also be automated.

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