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Alternative Gardning: Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer

use dried banana peels as a plant fertilizer, a great source of phosphorus, potassium and other important trace minerals for plants- to dry banana peels, place them on paper towels in an open weave basket

Extensive Sedum Green Roof. An extensive green roof is a green roof that is less than 6″ thick. As opposed to an intensive green roof that is more than 6″ thick. Because of the thickness of the growing medium an extensive green roof can only support sedum and drought tolerant small plants. The reason for this is the limited root space and the small amount of water the soil can store.    Here is a good image of an extensive green roof structure.

An extensive green roof is a green roof that is less than thick. As opposed to an intensive green roof that is more than thick.

green roof layers

Roofs that hold water: reduce heating and cooling costs, increase life of roof, and create a rooftop garden! Would be great on a shipping container home, as there might be a risk of collapsed roof otherwise if drainage isn't sufficient.