Category Archives: Herbs

Dead or Alive?

The sharp blade slices through the skin, flesh and vascular tissues with ease.    Pressure in the vascular system collapses.   Almost immediately senescence – a genetically regulated process which leads to the death of cells and organs – begins.  Individual cells … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cooking and Eating, Eggplant, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Peaches, Spinach, Urban Agriculture and Food Policy | 3 Comments

Finally, a professional

BRTG hosted an event recently where the sponsor engaged Peter Doyle of Peter Doyle Photography to take photographs.   With Peter’s permission I thought I would share some of his work with readers of this blog who, for two years, have patiently … Continue reading

Posted in Blueberries, Chard, European Pears, Guests, Herbs, Photos, Seen From the Battery Rooftop Garden | 3 Comments

Over-winter

This morning I picked some baby kale leaves from the enormous over-wintered kale shrub and some older leaves from the over-wintered sorrel, gave them two stirs in hot oil, and added two fresh eggs.   The result was so outstanding that your … Continue reading

Posted in Carrots, Cooking and Eating, Herbs, Kale, Soil, Weather | 2 Comments

Have a seat . . .

One of the unexpected pleasures of BRTG is the unusual experience of being seated in close proximity to plants.  In most ground-level gardens, we experience plants as part of an over-all composition, such as a border, or only momentarily, as we pass … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Non-edible Perennials, Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Shrubs, Parsley, Photos | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Failures, Lettuce, Parsley, Photos, Scallions, Soil | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Berries, Fruit, Herbs, Nectarines, Photos, Weather | 1 Comment

Columbus Day Rooftop Garden Dinner

Perhaps it is climate change, or perhaps the normal vagaries of the weather.  But October 11 featured a 76 degree afternoon, and at 5:30 six guests gathered for the final al fresco roof top garden dinner of the season.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Basil, Beets, Chefs, Cooking and Eating, European Pears, Greens, Herbs, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, Meals and Menus, Pears, Potatoes, Root Vegetables, Spinach, Tomatoes, Vegetables | 2 Comments