By Mr. Manpreet Singh (Agri Doctor)
A rooftop garden is a man-made green space on the topmost level of residential or commercial building. It is the practice of cultivating crops or other plants on a rooftop using containers or grow-bags. Instead of soil the base used is of Cocopeat & vermiculite. This is a good domestic solution for Health conscious people who want to avoid the commercially grown pesticide laden vegetables and is becoming popular especially in urban areas. The set up generally contains of grow bags, automatic drip irrigation system, timers, organic nutrient containers etc and keeping in mind the health benefits, is economically feasible.
In today’s congested urban landscapes more building architects opt to develop rooftop gardens. It may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, and recreational opportunities and if in large scale it may even have ecological benefits.
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