location will do as long as it has access to a minimum of 6
hours of sunlight each day. It can be either morning or
afternoon sun, or even a combination of morning and afternoon
sun. As long as the total sunlight received is a minimum
of 6 hours of direct sunlight daily, your plants are sure to
Another factor to consider regarding the actual location of
our container farm garden is the amount of air movement.
There must be sufficient breeze so that the water used in
watering our container farm can evaporate readily in the
wind will result in "wind burn"; the leaves dry out and break.
But insufficient air movement will cause the plants to get
waterlogged and will induce the growth of fungus, which will lead
the plant to rot.
What to Plant:
choosing what to plant in your backyard or roof deck, there are 3
important factors to keep in mind:
Select a variety of vegetables with nutritional diversity
Easy to manage
Choose a more productive and preferably tolerant to common pests and
a successful container farming, one important factor is the
planting medium. Container farming requires a specific
soil mixture to be used. Ordinary garden soil on it's
own is not enough since it doesn't have the sufficient
properties necessary to promote healthy plant growth.
designing the containers for your city farm garden, you can
choose from a wide variety of used containers that you
normally throw out with your garbage. There are
countless items you can recycle like old tin cans, old tires,
plastic containers for cooking oil, soy sauce, catsup, fruit
juice, and mineral water.
You can also use styropor
fruit cases which is my favorite for planting vegetables like
pechay, lettuce, chinkang, mustard, and etc. Tires can
use to grow vine vegetables like ampalaya, patola, upo, and
All our containers should have drainage
holes to make it easier for us to water our plants without
getting them waterlogged.