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#1 riseabovethought

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

I heard about this place awhile back, but have not ordered yet.  Windowfarms.org helps urban gardeners grow food year round in window spaces, using nutrient -infused water pumped through a series of growing containers.  More than 20,000 people have downloaded plans for their own window farm.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 03:02 PM

I think I've seen WildE use a similar setup, IIRC.

It's a very cool idea at maximizing your grow area.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

The link below will access a PDF build manual in which you can gather all the materials and build your own windowfarm, the instructions are very detailed with clear images of what work they are performing. Remember to show us your finished project, you will deserve the right to gloat when you finish before we do.  :biggrin:

 

Attached File  How_To-Reservoir_System_Window_Farm.pdf   2.42MB   66 downloads


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

cool there is the pdf, but the new versions of this use and air pump to move water, when i get my window or wall system done i will have post the setup with some of the details.

 

i would like to do this and integrate with aquaponics setup might just have put it on my living room wall,


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

Harvesting chives today from my south facing windows.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

I harvested from my window garden today as well.

A few peppers to cook up in taco meat for tonight's dinner make a nicer meal. If you don't grow it your self, you don't eat fresh food this time of year around here.

The stuff they are selling in the grocery stores hasn't been grown here. It comes from the lower 48 to Anchorage, and is then shipped all over the state.

 

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

Juthro, peppers in the window , WOW I never thought that could be done. Well where you live it's do or die or go without.

I want to grow some peppers myself. I would bet that greens and fruit seeds that can be grown in a bright window would be big sellers.
I mean we all like fresh food, the store bought stuff looks real but lacks flavor and nutrition.

I have thought that food should be produced locally even greenhouse grown food can be high quality if they use the right seeds
locally grown food doesn't need to be the kind that can tolerate transportation and sit in a warehouse for weeks, picked unripe
and ripened by chemical sprays.

Until then we will have to grow our own.  Homegrown is always the best.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

California and mexico is where most of my store veggies and fruit come from

I have a simple set up like that in my window for starting tomatoes I have to water myself from the fish tank but there is nothing to go wrong making a mess on the floor

I used margerine dishes hanging from the top of the window my celery and lettuce is growing great harvest it all the time :) I will dig up a picture or something .....
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

Here is some pictures of my window farm ;)
a more simple soulution ....I made smart pots (pots with air hooles ) to put into the hanging margerine dishes and it works really well for starting veggies ....it would work better if I had a window that was a bit sunnier

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:07 PM

Onion Greens regrown in water, I think I would add a drop of liquid seaweed
to the water.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:30 AM

I don't know if it is all just in my head, but I sure prefer all my home grown food from asparagus to zucchini. because it just tastes better, is more satisfying, and it takes less volume to feel like a full meal.  Some things like peaches and tomatoes, are so different that they seem to be from totally different species.  If I could plant some steak and lobster bushes, I would sure give it a try.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:15 AM

Juthro is that a moose window shopping? 

 

I wish the wife would let me close in the front porch, it faces south...........

 

And I want to put up 10 solar panels and a couple of windmills............

 

I could easily keep that space warm and growing all year around......

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

I want these growing all around me all the time.  These are the best 3 house plants for (its roots) cleaning the air of toxins and (its leaves) giving off a huge amount of oxygen.  

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Great info, I'm often curious about that. Of course I get enough of the mother in laws tongue without growing one in a pot. (Humor) isn't there a dracena as well that ranks up there pretty good?




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