If You Plant It, They Will Come

Philly Skyline with Plants

Plants with the Philly Skyline

Taking a nod from Wayne’s World, I decided that if I wanted more health, happiness, and sustainability in my life, it was up to me to plant some.  And thus, the roof deck gardening project began.

Planting Supplies

Planting Supplies

First up, the supplies:

  • Potting soil (I got a variety, including Moisture Lock for the tomatoes)
  • Lots of pots (Big ones, small ones, some the size of your head)
  • Pretty chevron gardening gloves (totally necessary)
  • Trowel
  • Watering cans or a hose
Ready to be Planted

Plants waiting in their future homes

And here’s what I planted:

  • Peppers – 2 spicy, 3 bell peppers, one called “Mucho Nacho,” because, duh
  • Tomatoes – cherry tomatoes, purple Cherokee heirloom tomatoes, a variety of beefsteak
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Mesclun
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Chives

The help:

Chef Nate Planting

Chef Nate

Christina Lounging

Yogi Christina

Chef Nate planted since he wants to use some of the goods for his recipes. Christina lounged and sent her happy vibes to the plants. (Some may have helped more than others.)

I wasn’t lying about Mucho Nacho

Watered Plants

Plants all happily watered

Planted with Skyline Peaking

The garden planted with the skyline peaking out

All Lined Up and Planted

The garden family all lined up

Planting a roof deck garden was actually a lot simpler than I thought it would be.  The key is to find plants that can take full sun and then water them every single day. I also think spending some quality time with the plants is important, so I make sure to read Game of Thrones in the hammock from time to time.

Happy planting!

Roof Deck View of Philly Skyline

Roof deck views