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Gardening is more difficult in high-density housing
The urban poor have unique challenges when sourcing fresh food. Often, gardening can be more difficult, especially when one lives in a high-density concrete jungle, or a high-rise apartment building
Solution: Some crops can be grown very compactly
Potatoes are one staple crop that can be grown in very cramped conditions, such as apartment balcony planters. One gardener has found a vertical planter box that can produce 100 pounds of potatoes in as few as 4 square feet. The box can be constructed out of inexpensive materials and a few seed potatoes.
If every apartment dweller were able to produce some of their food from the few square feet they have available on their balcony, a significant amount of fresh produce could be collectively generated.
- Apartment Therapy | How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet