Your Green Life: "Rooftop Garden Planting"

By KBJR News 1

May 31, 2012 Updated May 31, 2012 at 9:22 AM CDT

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner, which means for many green thumbs, its time to start the garden.
A Duluth native, Kathryn Nordstrom, is a first time rooftop gardener, but has already jumped into the gardening season.

"I started a couple of weeks ago, I did try putting in some different types of spinach and some carrots, spinach is a cold weather crop. Attempted that and the weather has been tough on things." She says.

With recent excessive rainfall, it has been a little difficult to get the gardens started.
But Kathryn says we are just entering prime growing season, despite the displeasing rainfall.

"Once we get past the danger of frost then you're in good shape to get it in and then of course we had all the rain which is tough on the real small plants and get damaged that way, so we're headed into the good weather now."

Although the threat of frost still looms this early in the season, Kathryn is eager to start providing for herself with her garden.

"I think it's very important to try to grow local food so it doesn't have to be transported, you also know what is happening to it, if there were insecticides applied." Nordstrom said

Hundreds of gallons of gasoline saved, as well as piece of mind when it comes to your own health.
But the garden also offers a relaxing spot in the city to just, get away.

Nordstrom says, "Beautiful sunshine, you can see Lake Superior, hear the noises of downtown, but you're working in the dirt, so I thought that was really amazing, what a nice break from the day."

In Duluth, on the roof, Meteorologist Adam Lorch, the northlands news center.