Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Little Garden In The Sky

Against the odds, cold San Francisco fog, strong coastal winds and no actual place for things to grow, I've planted a garden.  Better than that, a rooftop garden.  It's not much right now, just two black plastic pots filled with organic potting soil and tiny little green plants.  But providing the sun can break through the fog and the wind doesn't blow too hard, these little guys might do ok.

I'm starting small, just one early girl tomato plant, and two small shallots.  You might ask why I didn't just go for it, all in, fill my rooftop with rows of plastic pots, filled with beautiful growing green things for us eat.  To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how well the plants will survive up there, and I can't be responsible for the deaths of so many plants.  My conscience just couldn't handle it.

So I'll be tending to my little rooftop garden, watering my precious little plants and moving them out of the wind and into the sun.  Hopefully, soon, I'll have some delicious early girl tomatoes and shallots that will not have passed through any other hands but mine.  Wish me luck!







5 comments:

Grandma Sandy said...

You are your mother's son.
(Another LPC Sandy)

foodhoe said...

good luck! we planted one tomato and one cucumber this time around. the hardest part is to remember to water...

Laura said...

Good luck! I'm also trying my luck with a couple of tomato plants on a balcony with less-than-ideal sun exposure.

If your plants don't do well, at least they'll enjoy that view...

Hayley said...

Oooh, good luck. I kill all plants in my care, so I hope you have more luck with yours than I do with mine.

Greenscaper said...

One of the best things you can do to help the survival of these plants is to convert them to sub-irrigation (aka self-watering) planters. Think of them as ICU's for your plants. You will grow healthier plants that produce more vegetables while saving water and your precious time. It's the green thing to do!