It cannot be easy to find a suitable location for your garden in this concrete jungle known as cities. Everywhere you look, there are concrete buildings, roads, and markets.
Is this to say those city dwellers who love plants will no longer create their gardens? So, what is the purpose of rooftops? Consider your roof garden, with all the pretty flowers, fresh organic vegetables, and fruits only a few steps away. It is simple to convert a rooftop into a terrace garden.
Benefits Of Growing A Terrace Garden:
- Growing your food will help you to ensure that the food you consume daily is of high quality.
- Developing a terrace garden helps keep your home cool, ideal for people who live in tropical areas.
- All of the plants growing on your terrace will create a micro-environment and help to cool the area.
- You can help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint by growing a garden at home.
- It helps to keep you detached from the world’s stress and turmoil. Having your top floor garden means you’ll always have access to your peaceful haven.
- Proper maintenance of your plants, rinsing them, and doing other activities will keep you physically fit and away from your monotonous exercise routine.
Top 5 Plants To Grow On Your Terrace:
If you want to create a similar setup, read Debongo’s best plants for a terrace garden to brighten your terrace.
1. Areca Palm
Once critically endangered, the areca palm can now be found on almost every street during the summer months and is one of the best vegetable plants for terrace gardens. These tall and eye-catching palms resemble bamboo, with smooth trunks that resemble bamboo clumps. When they are commonly grown as houseplants, many people also grow outside to enhance the natural privacy screen. The process needs mildly alkaline soil and a pot with proper drainage. Areca palms prefer bright, purified sunlight because direct sunlight can harm the plant’s foliage as soon as the soil begins to dry out.
Tomatoes are first on our fruit plants for the terrace garden list because they don’t need a lot of space to grow. Even in the hanging baskets, pots, and other containers, they can thrive. Next, grow tomatoes to ensure a steady supply of fresh tomato sauce. The optimal tomato growing pot should be at least 47 inches deep. Make sure the plant has enough room to grow in the carton. And if you have an abundance of tomatoes from your veggie patch. Create your own Tomatina festival.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera, which is also used medicinally, effectively soothes the body and skin. The plant is insect resilient and thrives in any environment, indoors or out. These attractive plants have medicinal properties and can treat burns, skin disorders, and cuts. Well-drained, sandy pots are ideal for this plant’s growth. Position it in a window overlooking south or west to provide the necessary indirect brightness—only moisture when the mud would seem to be completely dry.
Carrots are another brilliant and straightforward option for home-grown vegetables. Carrots, like beets, can be grown in planters or foil pouches. Carrots come in various varieties, including short and sweet, red carrots, and so on. You are more likely to grow healthier plants if you water your plant regularly. If you want to grow longer plants, make sure to use large planters. Choose a container that is at least 1-foot (0.30-m) wide and 1-foot (0.30-m) deep. Deeper is preferable.
5. Bell Peppers/Capsicums
Bell Peppers has a plethora of applications. Bell Peppers are high on many cooks’ priority lists, from making delicious salads to garnishing a dish. Bell Peppers can be grown in any planter, about 12-14 inches deep, with a bit of humility and care. Begin with a good fertilization mix in a pot. Tease the top of the compost with your fingertips, then scatter the seeds over the top of your container and include them with more soil. Give it a small amount of water, just enough to moisten the soil. Now you can sit back and watch your plant grow. Capsicums will be delivered to your terrace in no time (3-4 months).
I hope this post has given you some insight into terrace gardening and what plants to consider for your own garden.
Terraces are perfect for growing greens and vegetables that can be harvested all year round.
It’s time to get your hands dirty now that you know how to use your terrace to grow these greens.
It may take some time to ace the gardening game, but the results will be well worth the effort.
What’s on your terrace now or do you think would grow well there? Share with us in the comments below!