Washington, DC


“3 varieties of tomatoes, 2 kinds of eggplant, daisies, and zinnias from our community garden plot, grapes and mint from the yard in Bloomingdale.”


“This was my take from Saturday (peppers, tomatoes, cukes, eggplants, cantaloupe, basil and Swiss chard). Plenty to share with my neighbors.

I grow everything in terra cotta pots on my roof deck. Moving from an in-ground garden to a potted garden has taken a good learning curve. Some things flourish, somethings just won’t grow, somethings require a special variety to do well. Ive been working on the roof garden for a few years now.

In addition to my annual and perennial flowers I have gotten a decent vegetable garden to grow (peppers, tomatoes, chard, squash, cantaloupe, zucchini, cucumbers), most herbs to really well in the full sun (I have basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, spearmint, chives) and after a lot of trial and error, a decent orchard (apples, nectarines, grapes, figs, mulberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, goji berries).

Id love to hear from other DC roof / container gardeners to compare notes, trade tips, seeds, and plants (ground gardening doesn’t compare much with unique needs of container gard.”


If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line.


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