The world of urban gardening is a bit different than out in the country there are more hurdles to climb and a bit more challenges to face. None the less thousand and hundreds of thousands of people take on the challenges everyday.
In large city land is at a premium and so there really not very much green space available to lay out big garden plots or large scale landscapes. This does not dissuade the urban gardener. When ever there is little or no land there are porches and balconies and all assorted size pots and decorative containers. Even rooftops are not ruled out if you are a gardener and you want to garden you will find a way to grow your vegetables and flowers.
Here in Chicago rooftop gardening has become not only fashionable but the city offers grants to people who want to convert their conventional roofs into green roofs. Several restaurants currently are using the roofs of the restaurants to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs that supply the kitchen with good wholesome organically grown food. There is even one that has beehives and uses the honey in their baking and for cooking. Now that is urban gardening at it’s finest.
While having a rooftop garden is certainly a big investment in time and money a simple patio can provide an assortment of vegetable, and flowers that will help cut the family food budget. A small herb garden would take up very little space but would provide fresh herbs right outside your door whenever you need them. A little ingenuity and imagination can not only satisfy you craving to grow it can also provide an amazing garden to showcase your talents.
Along with the usual challenges facing a gardener in the urban garden it is some times not easy to find an ares that receives enough sunlight to grow all the crops you would like to . It maybe that you will need to compromise but that is not all bad there are opportunities to discover new and exciting plants that you would never had known if everything were perfect where you wanted to grow. The challenges are only as big as you make them. The more you want to do something the harder you will work to achieve it.
Gardening is a great pass time you get some exercise and you can hone your creative edge. The really great thing about being an urban gardener is that there are a lot of groups of people that share your interest and form local garden clubs that you can join to share your interest and learn new tips and ideas that will enhance you gardening experience. When ever a group of people that share an interest get together you best believe there will be someone who will have an answer to your most vexing problem.