Gardens on a New York terrace? You bet!
One New York couple has created a full vegetable garden on the four terrace levels of their home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Rain barrels provide a resource for water on the terraces.
The herbs and vegetables they grow are used for their catering business, and they include catnip and lavender to attract bees for pollination. As organic gardeners, they offer a couple of tips for discouraging aphids: 1) spray the plants with a mixture of canola oil, water, and pure soap to keep the bugs at bay, and 2) plant onions, chives and leeks between other vegetable crops such as peppers, zucchini and cucumbers, since aphids do not like the smells produced by the Allium (onion) family.
Read more about this inspiring garden at Urban Gardens.