My New Year has begun in a new flat - one that is considerably free of electrical fires and deranged landlords! And with Delhi's blissful winter days upon us, I've been itching to grow stuff.
My question was, where? Our only available space is the lovely, spare little rooftop above our flat. Most residential buildings in Indian cities have them. And if you're lucky like us, it's yours alone!
But how do you build beds that will be watertight enough to keep wet earth from seeping through the roof, while still allowing drainage?
How do you build something affordable? How do you transport bags of heavy soil four floors up? And once up there, how will you feed and water it all?