How To Setup Rooftop Kitchen Garden

How To Setup Rooftop Kitchen Garden
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The sight is unbelievable. Three big coconut trees, 35 banana trees, papayas, guavas and chickoos, grapes with bunches of green fruits hanging.  Yellow-green pumpkins, light-green ash gourds, whitish-green snake gourds winding their way down from a pandal.

Lush foliage of dark-green bitter gourds, tender okra, drumsticks, tomatoes, many varieties of beans and tubers such as yam and tapioca, turmeric, garlic and ginger. All on a terrace! And that too on a four-storey building amid high-rises.

The urban farming startup ecosystem could be worth $1billion in India in the next two to four years and will become essential due to environmental concerns. In a few years, India will see progressive state governments ensuring that homeowners use their roofs for either urban farming or generating solar energy.

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How To Setup Rooftop Kitchen Garden (Step By Step Instructions)

ROOFTOP FARMING

Rooftop Organic Farming will become more and more popular in times to come because of the following reasons:

  • Each house would not only become self-sustainable in producing its own healthy food, it could also generate CARBON CREDITS as it is a highly water-efficient and very low-energy farming system that we have created.
  • People will soon realize that 70% of the money that they pay for a kg of vegetable is the cost of transporting it and the cost of wastage on the way.
  • Farmers will stop growing vegetables as the water-table around the cities goes down.
  • Cancer in adults, neurological disorders in elders and allergies in children will take epidemic proportions.
  • By growing Fresh vegetables on the rooftop, we cover the un-utilized rooftops with a natural green cover which will significantly bring down the temperature of the building thus reducing the power consumption of the building.
  • The containers used for growing organic veg on rooftop can be used for catching the rainwater and harvesting it.

THE WAY FORWARD – GROW ORGANIC VEG ON ROOFTOP!

 

 

 

PORTABLE ROOFTOP ORGANIC FARMING KITS will enable a house to do the following:

– Grow Fresh organic Vegetables with very little water,

– Reduce electricity consumption, by developing a natural green cover on your roof,

– Harvest rainwater

– Subsequently, generate CARBON CREDITS.

UNIQUE FEATURES OF ROOFTOP ORGANIC FARMING KIT

  • SOIL-LESS MEDIUM – We have developed our own proprietary organic soil-less medium which is 3 times lighter than soil and need never be replaced after it has been filled in the Rooftop Kit.
  • LIGHT-WEIGHT, PORTABLE, LEAK-PROOF CONTAINERS – These containers are stabilized for UV rays and hence can withstand the climatic extremities on the rooftop for at least 3 years.
  • SUB-SURFACE DRAINAGE FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING – The containers catch rainwater which can be channelised through a sub-surface drainage system that is installed at the bottom of the containers.
  • HIGHLY WATER-EFFICIENT DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM – With just 1 bucket of water, 100 plants can be irrigated!