Rooftop Urban Gardening

Asked February 16, 2019, 1:55 PM EST

Hi, Some of our block is going to be trying some urban gardening on our decks. What is good to grow in pots/ planters on deck? Also, what trees or shrubs are good to keep on a rooftop deck year round (in pots) to add some life to the rooftop? Thank you for your help.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Container gardening is perfect for you!
Whether you are looking for a pot of annual flowers overflowing with color, or are hoping to grow some vegetables and herbs, it can be done.
Take a look at this link: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/container-gardening, including it's links,

and this one as well: https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/

Container trees are a little more tricky as you want them to survive through all seasons. Virginia Tech has a good publication discussing that:
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/430/430-023/430-023_pdf.pdf

We'd also suggest contacting your Baltimore City Master Gardener Program that may be able to offer you help: https://extension.umd.edu/baltimore-city/master-gardeners-1

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