It’s my hope that this site will provide a space for city gardeners to share successes, mourn failures and most of all, exchange ideas. Comments? Suggestions? Send ‘em my way — comments are always welcome or you can email me at plantsondeck at gmail.com.
There are plenty of resources out there for us urban gardeners, but you have to seriously search. Growing tired of weeding through pages and pages of text only to discover a paragraph on container gardening, this roof deck gardener decided to give blogging a shot.
First, a word or two about Plants On Deck. It’s located on a 10×10 bright blue deck built atop my little row home’s roof in South Philadelphia. After moving here in 2003 my lovely husband and wonderful father built my elevated yard, knowing that I couldn’t live in a world without dirt. Two years later they installed a pulley system so water could be hauled up more efficiently and safely (the deck is reached by what we call a “sladder” a steep stair/ladder combo). In 2008 they built a 2×4 extension because the planters were threatening to take over. Completely.
This year, approximately 25 pots are crammed onto the little blue deck. That’s hundreds of plants on deck.