Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
Usage of Pots You can purchase ceramic pots or those which are made especially for herbs and small crops. These can be used indoors as well as outdoors. Usage of Wooden Crates Wooden crates can be used so that you can layer them up to appear like a vertical garden. You can plant different crops that do not require to be planted deep in the ground. You can also plant green vegetables. These crates can be those that are used for storing and delivering fruits in markets or can be as low as 1 foot in height.
The benefit that can be acquired with rooftop farming is similar to the benefits that can be gained from other farming practices such as vertical farming and urban farming. Rooftop farming can possibly be considered as urban farming since urban farming seems to cover a much larger scale of farming practice in urban areas. What makes rooftop farming unique is that even ordinary citizens can take advantage of it so long as they have a rooftop space to use. In addition the materials and tools needed for rooftop farming can range from simple wooden crates to farming rails as well as ceramic and herb pots to complex ones with hydroponic systems. Here are some simple rooftop farming ideas that you can possibly consider.
Usage of Recyclable Materials Recyclable materials like plastic containers doors frames bricks and wood scraps can be used to start a rooftop farm. You just need to assemble them neatly so that you use them to grow crops. Usage of Greenhouse If you can afford it you can also use a greenhouse to start a farm in your rooftop and build a vertical farm. A vertical farm on your rooftop would come out to be very beneficial as you will be able to produce a lot of crops while using only a small amount of space.