Saturday, July 6, 2013

Time to start building a Windowfarm

So just a quick explanation of what a windowfarm actually is. A windowfarm is a vertical, indoor garden 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 pot to pot, bathing the 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.

The nutrient water is pumped up by using an air pump. The air and the water will mix and the air bubbles will then lift the water in a hose up to the top pot.

My Windowfarm design
My Windowfarm design

I made a little sketch of the design I'm going to try. Hopefully it will work. The air pump will be set to run in 15 minute cycles.