What is a Windowfarm?
A Windowfarm is a vertical hydroponic farming system for year-round indoor growing inside windows. It is not really a "growing machine," as it still requires the conscious intervention of a farmer-- you. However, a Windowfarm is a platform that makes it easier for you to get started growing hydroponically even in limited space and during fall, winter, and spring months.
How does a Windowfarm work?
A pump on a timer periodically circulates the liquid nutrients through each column of plants in a closed loop. Water is moved from the bottom reservoir bottle to the top plant bottle via an air-lift system powered by a 4W aquarium air pump. Water trickles down from bottle to bottle, through the plants' hairy root networks, and unabsorbed nutrient solution is collected again as it trickles into the bottom reservoir bottle.
A nutrient solution, which varies by kit, is used to 'feed' the plants.
What can you grow in a Windowfarm?
You can grow almost anything in a Windowfarm, as long as it is not a root vegetable (like carrots, radishes, and parsnips). Some of our favorites are the following:
Arugula, Basil, Calendula, Chamomile, Cilantro, Collards, Cress, Dianthus, Dill, Kale, Lemon Balm, Lettuces, Lollo Rossa, Marigolds, Mesculan, Mint, Mustard, Nasturtiums, Pansy, Parsley, Safflower, Sage, Salvia, Snapdragons, Snow Peas, Sorrel, Squash, Stevia, Sugar Pea, Swiss Chard, Thyme, Tomatoe, Violas.
Go to Windowfarms.org to learn more.