Roof top gardening :)

I love fresh produce. I believe you harness the best flavours when the ingredient is in  its purest form, so I try go as close to pure as possible.

But this can be very expensive for home cooking, food and life is expensive as it is. So to solve this dilemma, I’ve always had my own garden. I remember my first garden was a vegetable garden in our backyard, when I was 11 years old. I had cabbages, lettuce, onions and spinach. I think this is when I fell in love with fresh produce, I didn’t cook then but selling the cabbages and onions gave me good pocket money.

Over the years I’ve always had a version or another of a garden. But gardening has gotten more and more difficult these days. Space has  become quite a commodity in urban living.

So solution: ROOF TOP Garden!

Roof top garden
Roof top garden
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage
Red Swiss chard
Red Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
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Green peppers
Green Swiss chard
Green Swiss chard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, because of space constraints my garden is on a roof top! But it still gets sun exposure, fresh air and rain.

Space is not an excuse anymore. You can plant whatever you want and whenever you want to. I’ve used pots, old rusted braai(barberque) stands and you can even use window seals for herbs. A garden, in any shape or form, provides you with fresh, free and at your convenience produce.

I also enjoy gardening as a pastime, I find my veggies and herbs calming. I have chairs by my garden and when I’ve had a long day, I love sitting amongst my plants enjoying a glass of wine. And that amazing feeling you get when you go water your plants and you see how much they’ve grown; irreplaceable.

Try gardening, it really can be an investment towards your taste buds, health and sanity.

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 5 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to a few people. I'm a medical doctor by profession, passionate about infectious disease, primary health care and public health. I live food, from thinking about it, cooking it to eating it. Health and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few chants...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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  1. Is there other content related to this one? We
    would want to examine much more about this topic!! 😉 I actually appreciate your blogposts, nevertheless I might need a little more advice on gardening hints.

    Thanks a lot!!!

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog.
      In response to your enquiry; my roof top garden is more a DIY project, and I’ve relied greatly on a ‘let’s do and see what happens!’mentality.
      But I have looked for some advice from my local nursery for technical things like; the type of soil that’s best, what veggies to plant and when in relation to the seasons etc.
      I hope this helps.

      Happy gardening!

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