Every summer Matthew and I talked about gardening memories that we both experienced. We had no back yard, we had no soil to dig into, so we thought – what if we make a garden many stories up on our roof? It started small, just a few containers, then every year later it continues to expand. Today’s garden remains on our rooftop in Brooklyn that many people refer to as a mini farm due to the numerous crops we grow. We grow broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, beans, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, kale, strawberries, onions, carrots, sprouts, lettuce, soy beans, corn, cucumbers and more. We happily spend many hours there every single week during the growing season getting our hands (and nails) dirty.
The goal of Brooklyn Farm Girl is to encourage everyone to grow their own no matter their location or available space. It’s a great feeling and I know it will cause you smiles!
Here’s our harvest during one week in the summer. All this was grown in our rooftop garden!