Create your own hydroponic window farm

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If I didn’t have a big house blocking my southern exposed window, otherwise I would have completely tried this myself.  The basic idea is to take come recycled plastic bottles, use an air pump and some tubing to create an air water pump to push the nutrients to the top and gravity takes care of the rest.

The great part of this is that it is an open design community making and sharing new innovations as they are discovered.  Here are the complete instructions of the most recent (version 3) of their system.  They also offer a complete kit if you want to save some time with assembly.

 

 

Via LifeHacker [via Window Farms]

11 Responses to “Create your own hydroponic window farm”

  1. Molly On Money Says:

    I came across this website a few months ago and LOVED the idea! Even though we have cold-frames I thinking of trying it out just because it looks so cool.


  2. meemsnyc Says:

    This is cool, but I so don’t have the room for this!


  3. Jason Says:

    This is an amazing idea. I am about to move to a house where I will have full access to sunny windows and plenty of garage space for trying out some of your other indoor growing projects. Thanks for the site


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  5. mary swann Says:

    I would like to read your instructions for the hydroponic window garden, however the top of the instructions are blocked by the green title sections at the top of all the pages.


  6. Odelia Carlson Says:

    Hey there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.


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  8. Kris Says:

    This is a brilliant idea, might have to attempt it myself one day


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    […] Via LifeHacker [via Window Farms ] The great part of this is that it is an open design community making and sharing new innovations as they are discovered. Here are the complete instructions of the most recent (version 3) of their system. They also offer a complete kit , you just have to provide the recycled bottles. If I didn’t have a big house blocking my southern exposed window, otherwise I would have completely tried this myself. The basic idea is to take come recycled plastic bottles, use an air pump and some tubing to create an air water pump to push the nutrients to the top and gravity takes care of the rest. Create your own hydroponic window farm […]


  10. John Sparks Says:

    Hey guys – epic stuff – ideal for our conservatory here in sunny (not) Scotland. Thanks for sharing – OneLovexx


  11. Sonia Says:

    I love this , I have been saving juice bottles and I have diferent seeds , I will start my project on 2 windows in about 2 weeks, then I’ll post my progress, thank you.!


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