One misconception about my fire escape garden is that it is outside of the window in my room. Well, it’s not.
The fire escape is actually outside of my roommate’s window. So I have to go through his room to get to it.
One of the windows in my room is where I initially planned to garden. I even built a window garden, but it gets absolutely no sunlight.
Having the fire escape outside of his window puts me at his mercy for taking care of the garden. If he sleeps in late or goes to bed early, I can’t tend to it. I also have to be extra cautious when bringing things to and from the garden, especially compost.
Having the garden out of his window is also one of the reasons that during the winter months, I couldn’t take the containers in and out during the night.
This is what I go through for my fire escape garden.