Top Questions About Rooftop Gardening

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Questions About Rooftop Gardening

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 13, 2011

Q. Items for Rooftop Garden

What are good items to buy for a rooftop garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 13, 2011
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This may be dependent on where you are and exactly what type of rooftop garden you are looking for. The following articles should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-your-own-rooftop-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/rooftop-gardening-for-city-dwellers.htm

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Asked by
Schoolgardener212 on
March 11, 2011

Q. School Roof Top Gardens

Hey people out in the world can you help me figure out a way of making my school capable of having a roof top garden. If you have any answers for me that would be AMAZING we need all of the help we can get so TALK people and help make our dreams come true!

Answered by
Heather on
March 12, 2011
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We love helping out schools. Reply to this email and let us know where you are in the process (even if it is just at the very, very start). We will help you get started with bringing a garden to your school.

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Anonymous on
March 26, 2011

Q. Rooftop Gardening

What are some hardy plants to use on a city rooftop garden? It is windy, and therefore, everything dries out very quickly.

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Anonymous on
April 1, 2011

Q. Install Rooftop Garden

Our apartment is on the roof of a building of the 9th floor. Please advise me on what details I should follow to install the garden (type and thickness of each layer needed).

Answered by
Nikki on
April 1, 2011
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Anonymous on
April 30, 2011

Q. Rooftop Garden

How deep or big of container do I need for a vegetable garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
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If you are planting a vegetable garden in containers, most larger plants (tomatoes, peppers, etc) need about a 5 gallon bucket size container. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/designing-your-container-vegetable-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/quick-guide-to-container-vegetable-gardening.htm

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Anonymous on
May 23, 2011

Q. Rooftop Garden Water Source

I am constructing a patio garden above my restaurant. It will have many plants that need a great deal of water, far too much to water bucket-by-bucket. The is no water spigot on the top floor and I was hoping to find some sort of attachment for the sink in the next room to attach a garden hose. Do you know of any products that make this conversion easy?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 24, 2011
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Asked by
SNam on
June 7, 2011

Q. Roof-Top Garden Flooring

I am building a roof-top garden. The roof is structurally sound, but I need to cover the area with something to protect the existing external rubber roofing. I have heavy rubber mats with holes for the garden area (often found in commercial kitchens), but have had trouble finding something for the walking area. Would prefer something light colored (the roof is black and heats up to something horrible during the summer). Any material or product suggestions?

Answered by
Jackie on
June 16, 2011
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Try your local Home Improvement store. There are several products on the market that are of rubberlike or wood construction that fit together like puzzle pieces. The experts there can probably tell you which products are best for allowing you to use your rooftop while preserving the roofing material.

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