In the cooler climate, especially if we live in the tropics, we can enjoy even more outdoor spaces. Especially if these are located in high places like roofs where the view can be spectacular.
We must remember that the higher we are, the exposure to wind and sun is greater so it is important to have a combination of plants that serve as protection for the smallest, as well as for us. Locate trees and / or shrubs strategically so that they provide shade during the day, especially when the sun is more intense. Depending on the circumstances, we may have a combination of exclusively ornamental plants as well as edible plants.
If we are trying to produce food, these plants need at least six hours of direct light, so you should make sure that the tree branches do not interfere with the light they need.
Another aspect to consider is exposure to saltpeter. The closer to the sea, the greater the impact on surfaces and plants. According to a collaborator of Agrochic, Pilar Swider, the saltpeter covers the pores in the leaves of the plants and over time causes them to die because they can not 'breathe' and carry out their process of photosynthesis. They end up dry, as if they had not been supplied with irrigation. In the case of coastal sites, exposure to saltpeter, regardless of where we are located, is infallible, so among the considerations according to Swider are:
Select plants resistant to sun, wind and saltpeter. Communicate in the garden center where you will be locating the plants so they can offer you better recommendations for maintenance.
Protect small and weak plants. Place them next to a wall or create a green wall using resistant trees or shrubs. Also, these walls will offer you privacy.More news: Modern Pocket Watches in Brand: Colibri, Material: Not Specified | eBay
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Irrigation in green parts. When exposed to saltpeter, it is important to clean the accumulated layer on the leaves to allow the plant to breathe. You can use a damp cloth to wipe the wide sheets. Remember that potted plants and exposed areas where there is a lot of wind tend to lose moisture faster, so you should check frequently.
Accessibility. As you will frequently visit it should be easy to reach the growing areas. Also, the water tap for irrigation should be close, as it will be an activity you will frequently do.
Resistant surfaces. Your floor or floor acts as a roof for you or others, so make sure your structure is in optimum condition to resist the weight of the pots.
Security. In addition to the access for you and your guests, it is important that you protect the surrounding areas to avoid falls and slips, especially if the garden or orchard is quite high.
Permissions. If access to the roofs is shared or you live on a rented property, remember to communicate your planting plans with the condominium meeting or the owners of the property. Also check with your insurance which of the activities are covered.
You can have your garden. As long as you protect your crops from the strong bursts of wind you can produce all kinds of food. Sow what you would like to eat. Of course, when you are taller, you need to secure even more pots, tools, furniture, and other artifacts that may represent a danger to those who live below.