Rooftop Hydroponic Garden In New York

 

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Fresh produce is always the game of the day in a quality restaurant and New York restaurateur John Mooney has taken the concept to a modern dimension. The introduction of a rooftop hydroponic garden. This allows food being served at Bell, Book and Candle to have a large portion of its daily produce selected from its vertical roof top garden.

Vertical hydroponics is a fairly modern way of farming and maximising space but the original hydroponic technology linking plants with water isn’t as new as people think. But what has changed is the way people look at food and this is driving modern gardening technologies.

Another important aspect of hydroponics besides being able to grow things on your doorstep is that its also environmental with the reduced cost of water usage to conventional farming which can be using as little as 10% in comparison to large scale agriculture. The nutrient injections to the roots of plants mean they grow faster because they are right at the plants tips. This means for the plants they don’t need a huge root system but instead can concentrate on growth upside. The growth rates are generally double that of soil based plants.

Now the system being used at the restaurant is called Tower Gardens and come in at a hefty $499 a unit. Ok for commercial and restaurant growers but maybe a bit hefty for most households unless mix cropping. The system however uses aeroponics which instead of soaking the roots in water it sprays a mist at the plant roots. This gives high yields and extremly intense flavours for vegetables with very little waste.

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
 

Shipping container home concrete pillar supports using old barrels

Shipping container concrete base supports

Most of you are aware of the business we are looking to develop here in the Philippines as regards shipping containers and converting them into households. This one here is a prime example of “recycling” as its even taken the blue plastic drums which you find all over the place in the Philippines often used for storing water but in this instance they are filled with concrete and metal re-bars to create the base pillars for the shipping container home. Very simple and affective method as it allows you to level up the base without too much hassles.