How to select vegetables for rooftop gardening?

In urban areas, due to escalating population, more land area is brought under the construction of houses; therefore there is hardly any space for growing vegetables.

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Especially in houses which don’t have space for kitchen gardening, rooftop gardening is the only way to grow fruits and vegetables.

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How to select vegetables for rooftop gardening ?

  • Ideal crops for rooftop gardening should be durable, and capable of resisting wind and other potentially inclement conditions.

  • Plants with thin, ‘crisp’ stems should be avoided.

  • Root vegetables, including carrots, beets and turnips are well-suited due to the absence of a thin central stem and their relatively low growth.

  • A thick root also helps to anchor the plants into the ground, providing resistance to wind.

  • Low growing greens, including lettuce and spinach, are also well-suited to rooftop growing, as are some varieties of climbing beans which can withstand consistent exposure to wind.

  • For best results, vegetables grown on rooftops should be started in flats or similar containers under screens or netting that will prevent soil from drying out.

  • Amend growing medium with plenty of water high-quality organic constituents, such as compost; and spread a thin layer of mulch around plants upon transplanting.

  • These measure will help to retain moisture. Ideally, starts should be transplanted into larger containers on cloudy or slightly overcast days to prevent sun and heat shock.

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Top 10 vegetables for Rooftop Gardening

1. Carrot

2. Cauliflower

3. Beet

4. Tomato

5. Turnip

6. Brinjal

7. Bhindi (Okra)

8. Chilli

9. Spinach

10. Cucumber

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.