Holy Crap! What a Nice Rooftop Garden!

Photo by antifa123

Check out how these enterprising Chicagoans responded to the “but I don’t have room for a garden” argument via antifa173’s informative rooftop gardening Flickr set. Not only do you get to see their beautifully designed self-watering container system, but they tell you how to do it with detailed instructions!

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  1. Thanks for the compliment.

    You guys have some great content here. Especially that video of the double 5 gallon growing bucket that you made.

    I’ve got 30 of those homemade tubs on my garage roof. This year I’m trying to automate the watering using a reservoir filled with a Hudson valve and a series of siphoned/vaccumed tubes. Sounds complicated, but it’s basically a giant water level……. Back to the point I was trying to make –

    We’re thinking alike, Pollan’s “Why Bother?” is a great argument for doing this kind of stuff.

    My friend and neighbor Heidi took the pics. She and her partner Art are doing the same thing on their roof, using the 5 gallon buckets.

    I also wrote a “diary” about it at Daily Kos , the blog for obsessive technocrats, that you might want to check out.

    Thanks again for the post.

  2. That garden is so tidy looking it almost makes me want to put down cement pads to cut down on weeding!

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