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Nurture the Nature by Rooftop Gardening

Ashraful Kabir

Department of Biology, Saidpur Cantonment Public College, Nilphamari, Bangladesh

Dr. Ashraful Kabir, Department of Biology, Saidpur Cantonment Public College, Nilphamari, Bangladesh.

Keywords: Rooftop Agriculture; Safe Food; Indoor Plants; Environmental Benefits

Abstract

Either rural or urban the rooftop can be a good place for gardening. Minimum three decimal spaces are not bad at all. With this activity the gardener can get enjoy for nourishing those plants. For avoiding insecticides in crop field these rooftop fruits and vegetables are good for human health. For rooftop gardening, some wildlife especially birds may come. So for ecological aspects this gardening system is good. Some common appliances like knife, waterer, spade, chemical and organic (natural) fertilizer, sand, pheromone trap, and very few insecticides are needed. Different size and shape of the tub is important depending on the type of plants. Bonsai plants need flat tub. For large sized (grafting tree) tree needs large sized tin tub. Hybrid fruit plants are suitable for giving crops early. Vermicompost manure is becoming popular in Bangladesh not only in field but also for rooftop gardening. On the roof of 71 N. S. Road, Kushtia, Bangladesh observed total plants were 83 but the identified species were 81. Out of 83 plants flowering plants were the highest (25) and the lowest medicinal, forest, and cactus. On the other hand, out of 38 families of those plants Euphorbiaceae was the highest (9), then Lamiaceae and Asparagaceae (6), and Cucurbitaceae, Apocynaceae, and Cactaceae (4) each. The prices of those rooftop plants are reasonable in Bangladeshi nursery. Bangladesh government has taken lots of initiatives for rooftop gardening. Concern authorities are trying to motivate people for engaging with this rooftop plantation.

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