It’s like a forest up there

Here are a couple photos of the pretty encouraging plant growth on our roof at 44th and Pine, starring almost-five year old Molly and just-two year old Lily.

These plants are growing in plastic tubs that were pseudo-earthbox experiments from last year:

rooftop farming at 44th and Pine, plants in 2008 experimental planters

rooftop farming at 44th and Pine, plants in 2008 experimental planters

Up on the roof at 44th and Pine on July 1, 2009

Up on the roof at 44th and Pine on July 1, 2009

Here are tomato plants abounding in this year’s experimental planter. No root rot yet.

plants booming in 2009 experimental planters on July 1, 2009

plants booming in 2009 experimental planters on July 1, 2009


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One response to “It’s like a forest up there

  1. Hello rooftop farmers! Just came across your blog after spending my 4th of july on our rowhouse roof and having the epiphany to try and grow something productive on all that space next summer. I live in Philadelphia also and am a volunteer architect with the Collaborative. I would definitely recommend that you apply to work with them I think it would be a great match. Would love to help you along in any way I can!

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