I've kind of been 'sitting on' these photos and this post for a few weeks so I figured I should probably blog a little bit about the space in which we will be trying to grow some fruits and veggies. This is the roof area we will be trying to grow our Rooftop Garden. We are still in the planning stages because of the awful weather we have been having but I think the first step is to start them indoors for 6 to 8 weeks and gradually bring them outside. Eventho spring is only 16 days away it sure doesn't feel that way! It was -9 this morning. Brrr!
If you look at the very top of this photo you can see that 'our neighbors' also have a Rooftop Garden of sorts up there. They have some trees in Rubbermaid containers. I don't think they are doing any produce or flowers...just trees. In the summer last year they had a table and chairs out there as well as a small grill. Prior to last summer no one had been in that building for YEARS. I'm glad someone is using it! I think they might be vampires because we never see them during the day! LOL
Because this building is so old and looks 'pretty bad' we are going to have to give it some TLC but because we 'just work here' there isn't much we can do to it. Sure...we can clean it up a bit but that's about it. that's ok...I'm sure we can make something 'grow' in the meantime. I think by bring some life to the rooftop it will make it look a bit better than it looks right now. Like I said in previous posts - most of the things we will be using will be reusing and re-purposing such as old equipment that has just been laying around.
This office is only used once a month at the most so we are thinking about setting some of them on the windows for the 6 to 8 week period to tend to the seeds. We do have other windows throughout that we might also use in this process. More on that later.