Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control
and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests.
Since in urban cities limitation is insufficient land for farming, the concept of terrace farming, vertical and container farmings are upcoming trends in urban farming. Here in this blog I will be sharing every single effort and techniques in building my Organic Roof :)

Location Details:

Country: India

State: Kerala

City: Trivandrum

Climate:Tropical, equable, hot, humid and dry.


Soil: Red soil in the Southern-most part of Kerala

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vegetable garden on Roof

Inspiration on growing vegetables on roof developed while discussing with my friend Mr D, he had lot of video collections and that influenced me and there was nothing that can stop me in doing this. Looking at the benefits apart from vegetables that I can fetch, there are other benefits like; spending time at home instead of hanging around in shopping, visiting places and having food from restaurants, I am occupied with my family and the plants. I call my friends to my home and we all have food from home lets live natural.................

The images shared here is the roof garden maintained by me, here I  have grown multiple varieties of vegetables,



Gardening on roof protect the roof from sunlight,
which controls the heat with in the rooms beneath.












Here I managed to grow, Peas, brinjal, tomato, Okra and lot other.








Planted okra in grow bags, for each plant one grow bag is used with compost soil.

10 plants can produce okra for 70-90 days. each plant will produce 5 to 10 okra, depending on the soil quality and sunlight and other basic needs of the plant to grow.

How to grow Okra, please view 



Planted long beans in grow bags, for each plant one grow bag is used with compost soil.

This plant needs support for climbing, so installed trellis to climb up.





10 plants can produce more than 2 kilograms of beans.

How to grow Long beans, please view 




Planted bitter gourd in grow bags, for each plant one grow bag is used with compost soil.

This plant needs support for climbing, so installed trellis or net to climb up.





10 plants can produce more than 2-3 kilograms of  bitter gourd.

How to grow Bitter gourd, please view 












Planted Beetroot in grow bags, for each plant one grow bag is used with compost soil.









Each bag planted with three beetroot seedlings, though the plant could not fetch good result, enjoyed the result when uprooted.




















Planted one Pineapple in grow bag.















Planted Green chilies in grow bag.



Planted Cucumber in grow bag.
















Planted Curry leaves in grow bag.



Planted Pumpkin in grow bag.










Indian spinach (Cheera) very much rich in nutrients.
Cheera plant takes a month time ready for preparing curry.





                                                                              In Kerala as a favorite dish, 'cheera thoran'  is served at special occasions.

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