Simple PVC planters

Between Sri-Lankan holidays and freak illnesses, I have been┬áin the process of filling out our new simple pvc planters which we have added all around the perimeter of the rooftop garden. We chose an 8 inch pipe and end-caps, and added 4 inch diameter openings along the top. The openings are about 4 inches apart to give plants a healthy stretch for … Read More

Building Up With Grow Towers

When working with a small footprint, adding more usually means you need to look to building up. In the introduction to our tiny plot I mentioned that we are exploring the use and efficiency of tower-like growing systems. There are many commercial varieties available across the world wide web constructed of nearly as many different materials. Some even include hydroponic and aquaponic … Read More

The Plot

The first roof plot we will be working with is located on the northeastern side of Colombo and has approximately 60 square feet with full sun throughout the day. With this amount of exposure and tropical climate, temperatures can reach extremes. It will be important to find the best mulching and water conservation practices, and the hardiest vegetable varieties to keep this … Read More