Apr 13, 2008, 8:48 PM
Post #3 of 6
I'm also just about to start gardening on my roof- in large pots w/ drain holes. I don't have any experience doing this- or as of yet any kind of gardening in Mexico- but I will be happy to share my experiences as I have them. The first challenge I'm facing is getting all the stuff- e.g. dirt- up there. Once things get sprouting it will be interesting to me to see how gardening here compares to my experiences in San Francisco. The climates are just a wee bit different....
I think our roof will hold up just fine w/ big pots, but to be sure I will be arranging them in rows.... I don't know what your roof is like. Ours is solid. We're in the process of a pretty big renovation and have just been redoing the roof, so I know it's sound.
I do know that rooftop gardening generally speaking is a very good thing. Not only is it nice to have more green around, it also helps moderare the temps in your house (and in your community), can provide a trove of locally-grown, organic produce, and they are great for catching rainwater.
I live in the middle of Guadalajara's centro, about as urban as can be. I will keep you posted. IN the meantime, I too am really interested in others' experiences.