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    Windowfarmers R&D-I-Y: An Open Source Community Developing Hydroponic Edible Gardens For Urban Windows.

    Windowfarms let you grow food year-round inside while maximizing space. They are vertical food-growing gardens that use a dirt-free technique called hydroponics. You can buy a kit or build your own using low-impact or recycled local materials. Having a windowfarm is more about the activity and experience of windowfarming, these are living systems, not just a pretty thing to look at.

    This site is the online community of windowfarmers around the world. Together, we are continually getting better at growing food in the local conditions of our own homes. We are contributing to the “green revolution” as non-experts. We call it R&D-I-Y, or Research & Develop It Yourself. We use this site to collaborate on evolving designs for these vertical hydroponic systems– proposing experiments, testing techniques, and developing a shared knowledge base around the many variables involved in building and maintaining a farm inside a city apartment. Welcome!

    An online community of 45,230 Windowfarmers from around the world. Newest posts:

    Reflective curtain

    February 22, 2015 in Being a good member of this community, Education, energy consumption, Getting Started, made from scratch (without a kit), Materials and Resources, questions by rookiegrower

    Hello Everyone I always believed that flat white paint was the best reflective properties. There seem to be a lot of people using mylar for reflective reasons, Is there a reason for this?    

    bghooks1.0 aquaponics hanging planter

    December 24, 2014 in made from scratch (without a kit), Materials and Resources, Projects in Process, Water flow by Mike Sivak

    I have had this running now for two days water flow doing well.  water levels in the tank are good.  Added two more gold fish yesterday total of 5 in a 20 gallon tank.  A trick i am testing is using a cork to thread 1/4inch tubing through.  so far works great and no leaks.  [...]

    by ed

    Alternatives to the 1.5L Nestle Bottle

    November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized by ed

    Hello everyone. as a newbie thanks.  As one that lives in Southeastern Massachusetts that size bottle is no where to be found. As you can imagine shipping from other parts of the country would be expensive. I see this as a common topic on some threads. What GOOD alternatives have been found?  I think a [...]

    Solar powered Windowfarms? Working pumps from 5 watt and 15 watt solar panels.

    June 15, 2014 in Being a good member of this community, Education, electronic components, Featured Post, Help the project by testing this, Materials and Resources, posts with pitcures!, pumps, R&D-I-Y, Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Columns, Water flow by brianwhite2

    I have been locked out of the group by the antispam bot for some time.  Anyways, this is my new profile.   I just put up a playlist about testing my new air pumps.  I used the ali baba website and contacted manufacturers  in China directly and ordered 4 pumps.  2 of one brushless motor type [...]

    by Joe

    Three, Quad-tier, biohydroponicscopicon garden totem

    June 2, 2014 in How-Tos, pumps, Uncategorized, Water flow by Joe

    Quick clipThree, Quad-tier, biohydroponicscopicon garden totems.  My southern exposure window will be adequate light I think for all three totems – nearly 12 hours of very near direct sun light. tens of hours of R&D went into this.  That cherry tomato cameo is interesting because tomato flower pollination evolved to occur during vibrations created by [...]

    by Colin

    First attempt – Portable/patio garden

    April 7, 2014 in made from scratch (without a kit), Uncategorized by Colin

    by Cloud

    Help with new system

    March 25, 2014 in How-Tos, made from scratch (without a kit), Materials and Resources, pumps, questions, Seeking Advice by Cloud

    I have currently build a 3 glass bottle system, Couple of question regarding hydroponics.   – Has anyone found a way to make the system/pump quieter? The plants are in the front room and it can be loud at times? – I am currently using a timer, has anyone had any experience with how often [...]

    need solar powered hydroponic

    March 5, 2014 in How-Tos, kits, questions, Seeking Advice by David Kurtz

    I just found the Windowfarms website and I’m intrigued by the possibilities of small scale hydroponics. I have a specific need but I can’t find that in the available windowfarms products. What I need is a unit with just one planter. I need this to be a self contained, standalone unit. By this I mean [...]

    converting from old system to new

    February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized by Madeline Gauthier

    I purchased the original system, with the wires and the water bottles. It was never set up. Now I see that there is a new system. Can I somehow convert, using the original pump but with new hanging system? Madeline

    I’m Up and Growing!

    January 28, 2014 in Being a good member of this community, Completed Window Farms, Getting Started, kits, posts with pitcures!, Starting Seeds, Uncategorized by Queen Victoria Kavanaugh

    Hello Fellow Window Farmers! Finally, I am up and growing!!  I had a few kinks to work out, but stuff is growing and I want to share my experiences so far with you, I followed the instructions for setting up the window farms with the exception of the part that said to drop the net [...]