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Old 04-14-2012, 09:30 PM
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Rooftop gardens, gotta love 'em....

Hey, Get growing! - NYPOST.com
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:55 PM
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My wife & I live dead-center in the middle of our city, and we have 3 large gardens. Combined total of probably at least 1,000 square feet. Even without that much space, it's amazing how much produce you can grow if you put your mind (and back) to it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:44 PM
Location: Interior AK
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It's a common misconception that you need a large amount of open ground to produce food.Besides radiation (sunlight or grow lights) for photosynthesis, all plants need to grow is something to feed them and something to grow in -- whether that's soil in a "ground" garden, or compost in raised garden beds, potting mix in containers, or nutrient-rich liquid in aquaponics.

You can grow an amazing amount of food in non-conventional ways, for less cost and space than you might imagine, if you choose the right crops. You may not be able to grow every crop you want in the space and conditions you have, but can certainly grow some with a little effort. I wouldn't try to grow pumpkins or corn in a tiny window box on the 16th floor, but herbs, small roots and salad greens would work; and a large bush tomato in a 5 gallon pot might be too big for your step out "balcony", but a dwarf cherry tomato in a hanging basket would probably work.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Location: New England
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We're trying out some beans, parsley, basil, green & red bell peppers, jalapenos, and cucumbers - started from seed in our little apartment in central Maine. Already parsley and beans are doing well, peppers a little slower as it's not their time here yet but folks in the area have no trouble growing these in summer. There's plenty you can do wherever you are, if you have a stoop or outside balcony of some sort. I even managed to grow and keep herbs on the steps outside my NYC basement apartment when I lived there!
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