Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring Planting 2011

Having considered the many lessons of our first season, the Battery Rooftop Garden is now implementing its second season planting plan.   Among the main things learned in 2010:  the richness and depth of our soil allows us to achieve varieties … Continue reading

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Spring Surprises

Last year’s broccoli and cauliflower plants were left in the rear beds for winter interest.  Who would have known (actually, many of you, I suspect) that these plants would not only survive the winter, but the heads would separate and … Continue reading

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Battery in Brooklyn

Although Battery Rooftop Garden is located at the tip of Manhattan, its roots are in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, specifically at Annie Novak’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (see ).  Monday night the Battery Rooftop Gardener, together with 30 friends, set out … Continue reading

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Cold Frame Success

Although the cold frame was installed late (see previous post) and the first sowings of lettuce and spinach in January failed (see previous post), by late February my harvest of winter greens began in earnest.  A salad from March 1: … Continue reading

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Finally Spring

Many of the edible plants at Battery Rooftop Garden, such as the fruit trees and berry bushes, are new to rooftop gardening.   It was far from certain that they would survive the extreme conditions of the 35th floor in the … Continue reading

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