Below is an early morning tour of my vegetable garden on a rooftop in the center of Tel Aviv. The act of planting, maintaining this garden makes me joyful.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.
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I love the tour of your roof top garden. It makes me feel like gardening too.Thanks for the inspiration.
With pleasure. Once your schedule slows down, you can make it happen!xxoo
A veggie cutting garden…I love it! You amaze me and I love tomatoes as well. We used to plan acres of them on the farm. Enjoyed:)
Tess -Yes, there is nothing more delicious than picking a fresh tomato from the garden…
I can imagine you on the farm – now all I need is for you to send me pictures of it 🙂
I have always liked the idea of having my own fresh produce from my garden. Thank you for reminding me about that dream. Your gardens are indeed an inspiration, Fran!
You’re going to have fresh produce from your garden in the future – of that I’m sure. xxoo-Fran
Thanks for the “tour” … something different for my morning.
Be good to yourself
Your welcome. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Fran
Thanks for the lovely video, Fran. Sigh. I wish I had one too!
A question – do you have any community gardens within a short driving distance of where you live? xxoo-Fran
P.S. You have the beautiful flowers sold on the street corners which I know you enjoy!
Loved to see your garden. Inspiring! I usually just do tomatoes as I’m mostly working a container garden as well, but see the possibilities!
I know what it’s like to garden in containers. Some gardener excell tremendously with it. They need special care, especially waters and nutrients. Even if you have one tomato bush, you can enjoy the beauty, feel connected to the earth, and eat those delicious fresh tomatoes. 🙂 Fran
You’ve done a fantastic job of your rooftop garden. You’ve got some great varieties growing. I too love to grow my favorites and explore some new varieties. Gardening is the very best hobby to unwind with.
Hi John – thanks for your kind words. Yes- it is great fun trying new varieties. Even when I don’t have success with them, I’m undeterred and just chalk it up to experience. And the old favorites? They’re like dear friends who visit each year. Fran
So nice to see your garden and hear your voice. Your garden is just gorgeous and couldn’t be better if it was in the ground. I will I could upload a pic of my little garden in my patio home. Also using a very small space and intermixing veggies. Love the birdsong in the background, too!
Knowing you, by now I wouldn’t be surprised if your garden is blooming. Can’t wait to see it! Fran
Fran – enjoyed your video on your patio garden — very innovative (do you know how much you sound like Martha Stewart?).
We had a deck garden a couple of years that worked real well where we live in the Rocky Mountains. Like your patio garden it was a pleasure to walk out and have it right there. We planted it mainly to keep it free of critters and with it being closer to the house it held the heat better due to our cooler nights and elevation (8,500′).
We have a much smaller area than you and our surface is wooden and the plastic well tubs my husband constructed worked better for watering purposes.
Thank you for sharing with us. It was interesting to see your creativity in a different climate in another part of the world.
Martha Stewart, eh? You’re the first one who has ever said that to me after all of the years I’ve been in on TV and radio. I’ll take it as a compliment.
Clever you to use your deck for gardening because of where you live ~ and that you can land on it as soon as you walk out the doors. I love that your husband created well tubs for watering purposes – great idea. Thanks for sharing. Fran
Please do, Fran, take it as a compliment on sounding like Martha Stewart. You sound every bit as confident as she in your video.
The tubs worked well for watering purposes on our deck and easy to construct and inexpensive. He just used regular storage tubs that come in all sizes and a plastic tube. He took the top of the tub and cut the center out to fit in the bottom of the tub leaving room for a water reservoir below. He then added a plastic tube up through the cut out top and poked holes in the tube and fixed it so it came out the side of the tub.
Then he filled the remainder of the tub with dirt to the top. The bottom of the tub below the cut out top was then filled with water from the tube. The water in the reservoir would draw up through the dirt keeping the plants watered as they needed it.
Sounds complicated but it’s pretty simple when you get a picture of it. There’s a lot of sites on the internet giving a better description, I’m sure.
Hi Pat- Sorry for the delay in responding. Your husband’s design doesn’t sound complex – if you know what you’re doing – but it certainly seems to get the job done. Tell him that I’m impressed. 🙂 Fran
I will tell him, thank you Fran. Yes, it did get the job done and not too complicated. I guess you’d have to see it to see how it all goes together.
I apologize for getting back to you late too. Playing catch up with emails, etc. It’s good to talk with you again.
Have a great day!
Great post and video Fran. Roof top gardens and living roofs are a trend we’re excited to see grow, no pun intended!
Thanks Orlando Roofing. Am in Philadelphia now initiating a community garden in West Philadelphia. We are still gaining traction but definitely creating a vertical vegetable wall is in the future plans – and if the building was appropriate (we’re on the grounds of a church dating back to the 1840s), we’d be implementing a green roof as well. Fran
I would love to create my own small city garden in tlv, where can i get the seeds and cheaply?
There are plenty of places. If you live in the center of Tel Aviv, the easiest place is the shuk. There are a few stalls that sell plants/flowers that also sells seed fairly priced. Ace Hardware sells and if you’re willing to go outside of the city, there’s a great nursery in Ramat Ha’sharon. Let me know if you need help with anything. Fran