Oh yeah . . .
Gardening … Roof gardening at that…
My compost in the tubs is itching to be let out and turned in…
We have our 2100 sq. ft. of flat roof garden here, and it’s tough working containerized without perfectly measured fertilizer.
Totally natural fertilizer of course. Doctor Earth Pro-Biotic formula. No GMOs here.
Here’s a peek through the kitchen window at the start of the past season.
The tree on the left is a dwarf apricot that produced enough to make ya’ sick plus plenty to can as jam.
We also have a dwarf plum out next to the Tarocco blood orange bush specifically hybridized for our climate on the roof of the music building in back there. Plus grapes, pole beans, bush beans, and radishes out there where the heat is greatest. And yes, they are all container grown.
Sweet peas, five types of lettuce, broccoli, sweet peppers, four types of tomatoes, two types of carrots, squash, Armenian cucumbers, bok choy, and strawberries coming out our ears.
And we do have our colorful flowers too but I can’t eat those but they do lend beauty to the garden.
It’s all on a four independent zoned timer drip irrigation system.
It’s a full time job three days a week in growing season, plus all the prep during the slower growing time during what we here call the winter in growing zone area 8.
Here’s another shot this winter during the week long storm.
It’s a lot of work but boy o’ boy is the outcome so yummy and worth it. Just ask the birds and our nosy citified raccoon and possums. That’s what keeps Miss Loozy-Anna the Labrador and Little Sister the chihuahua/terrier mix busy.
Thank are lucky stars for the earth, the water and the seeds.