Roof Top Vegetable Garden Module in Bangalore, India




Please look at my other videos for the latest model of Rooftop Organics – Organic Garden Modules. This is an old prototype and has quite a few problems associated with it.

One of them is hand watering, and different plants have different watering needs. This doesn’t allow that flexibility. Nutrients are chemicals, which are expensive and not necessarily complete. Plus the structure doesn’t last too long. In the long run it is expensive.

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33 Comments

  1. Prithwiraj Roy
    February 11, 2010
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    A true breakthrough in our way of life… do healthy, think healthy, produce healthy and so be healthy!!! Awesome!!!

  2. PainChaud
    February 14, 2010
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    Great you must have great growing wheather in India! Keep growing!

  3. Debojit Mitra
    February 15, 2010
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    This is super…keep going…I want one soon…!!

  4. Alex Mitchell
    February 17, 2010
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    Really interested in what you've done here. Can you give more details about the nutrients you're feeding the plants with? Are they organic?

  5. The Great Indian Rooftop Garden
    December 26, 2010
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    @arijitmumbai ive tried (from hyderabad) coco peat, soil and cow manure mixture which is giving me great results on my tomatoes and potatoes and carrots. i am adding cow manure salt mixture, and am using a local weed/food plant called 'pulichinta aaku' which is a runner and only grows 5 to 8 cm off the surface as a great mulch. im using beans and crop rotation and marigolds (to prevent nematodes) once a year in the beds. growing grapes and passion fruit as the top cover. hope this helps.

  6. Frederick Dsouza
    February 7, 2011
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    do you buy the seeds from monsanto ?

  7. Yaro Priel
    March 4, 2011
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    Is coco peat made from dried coconut husk?

  8. Yaro Priel
    March 6, 2011
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    Thanks for your reply. Keep up the good work, and inspiring lot more people. May God bless you.

  9. cray0308
    April 9, 2011
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    very interesting. what do you grow ? has a roof garden had any impact on house interior temperatures?

  10. Ajay Kagitha
    June 30, 2011
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    Very nicely done. Is that only Coco peat, didn't you mix it with compost or vermi-compost? What kind of manure are you adding to the growing medium?
    How much of help is that polythene sheet roof providing?

  11. Venkata Rao
    September 4, 2011
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    @arijitmumbai Hi, what is your email id?

  12. dxdigitals
    March 10, 2012
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    Arijit, Really a new idea to me, thanks for your effort.. thanks for your love for nature, i will contact you thru email to set-up similar one for our family, regards. dixon (seb s)

  13. Ashish Gulati
    November 8, 2012
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    amazing! are you still doing it? scaling up?

  14. Arijit Mitra
    November 8, 2012
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    Read the description Ashish…

  15. factorydisplay KamalCo
    December 15, 2012
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    Thanks Arijit. You have given so much detail in this simple video. What kind of mineral nutrient solution do you use for such a module ?

  16. Anupama Gupta
    December 20, 2012
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    i want to know what material you use for grow the vegetables. what is coco peat and what other things are, kindly reply me

  17. Arijit Mitra
    December 20, 2012
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    They are hydroponic nutrients I had purchased from institute of simplified hydroponics, in Bangalore. I don't think they operate any more. I have stopped using chemicals a long time back as mentioned in the description.

  18. Arijit Mitra
    December 20, 2012
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    Coco peat is the dust you find among the fibres in a coco nut shell. Chemical Nutrients were mixed with water and added. Read the description of the video.

  19. Rajeev Kataru
    January 19, 2013
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    Hi Arijit i am intrested in setting up one these need more details could you please share your e-mail , my e-mail id is rkataru@gmail.com.

  20. Arijit Mitra
    January 19, 2013
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    Hi Rajeev, it is in the description.

  21. Pratik Jain
    January 27, 2013
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    Awesome !!

  22. acerb45666555
    May 10, 2013
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    Why arent the state governors encouraging this (Urban Agriculture) so the masses can be fed easier? Whole towns can become gardens of eden!

  23. Chandrasekhar Reddy
    June 12, 2013
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    Really excellent

  24. Prashanth N S
    July 5, 2013
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    Superb! I have been producing a lot of compost from food waste using the Daily Dump pots. I am seriously considering getting a vegetable garden on my terrace now. Thanks for hte video!

  25. Godwin Prabhakar
    July 6, 2013
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    As you said in video I didn't find your mail ID. If you don't mind I would like to know more to find out all the materials etc to make one roof top garden like this.

  26. Yash Sultania
    August 9, 2013
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    Hai Iam yash like your idea I also want to try can you help me. Have you plant tree only cocopeat ? What about when you water it ? Do you water it daily and if it is extra watering wil it drain automatically ? I am a house wife and very much interested in gardening so I want some suggestion from you . Waiting for your reply thanks.

  27. Arijit Mitra
    November 8, 2013
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    AaaKkk vegetables are not expensive. Land is! Especially in the cities.
    Our standard concrete terraces are not designed for farming. Doing things wrong can end up in leakage and seepage. Too much load will cause cracks.. the final product you see in our website has evolved over numerous prototypes to make them last 30 – 40 years, safe for terraces, watered only once a month, come with come with canopies that support shade nets or uv protective or polyhouse covers, that also support climbers. These canopies can withstand heavy winds and rigors of changing weather. Plus delivery all over India. Also life time consultancy over phone/email. Not to mention over Rs 3700 which goes straight to the govt. in the form of taxes.
    Our customers find these absolute value for money.

  28. Bhaskar Langalia
    November 14, 2013
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    evrything is fine but  u should  demonstrate how is is made ?  sorry .

  29. vishal balaji
    January 26, 2014
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    Nice idea

  30. VasudhaGreenFarms MANNE SN
    October 12, 2014
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    hank you Ajit,

    Shall we come and meet you at Bangalore to Know more. We want to get it done t our Place to avoid Transportation of the Unit.Shall we need to pay any thing for your Know how.

  31. jayash4arav garden
    September 10, 2016
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    nice

  32. darshan chandekar
    September 18, 2016
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    my friend such shaky videos can kill some one… ;)… good product, all the best

  33. Aparna Roy
    August 22, 2017
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    can u pls elaborate how you built the structure and how much it cost. Also how long will the structure survive being constantly exposed to sun, wind and rain.

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