Monday, September 26, 2011

What is a Windowfarm?

made from recycled plastic bottles
A Windowfarm is a vertical, hydroponic growing system that allows for year-round growing in almost any window. It lets plants use natural window light,the climate control of your living space, and organic "liquid soil."

In the hydroponic system, nutrient-spiked water is pumped up from a reservoir at the base of the system and trickles down from bottle to bottle, bathing the plants' roots along the way. Water and nutrients that are not absorbed collect in the reservoir and will be pumped through again at the next interval. Plants grown in soil have roots that extend far and wide, but hydroponically grown plants roots are hairy and dense. Because the roots are so compact, a hydroponic system is a much more efficient use of space -- perfect for an urban farmer.

  • Freshen your indoor air

  • Harvest live produce steps from the table

  • Walk the talk about changing the way you eat

  • Get the soothing qualities of both gardening and a fountain

  • Save cash on those herbs that expire fast and cause last minute trips to the store ....Deepen your own understanding of food issues with some hands-on experience being your own farmer.  Ask me how to build one, or visit this website for more details. Happy Monday Veggie lovers!!

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