I am starting my first season with windowfarming and have one essential criteria for my farm. It will need to keep my plants happy unattended over the summer. Hence I would need a large reservoir and a reliable system that will just work. Last year I placed some large pots above a large box filled with approximately 100 l of water with wicks sucking water to the plants. That worked quite well, and the roots of the tomato plants actually extended through the holes with the wicks and into the water.
This year I would like to build a windowfarm. I have not seen a lot of systems here that are built to be left alone for long periods of time. Most of the reservoirs are quite small and I would also suspect that some of the pump systems will work poorly when the water level in the reservoir is reduced. I also might think that I will meet some challenges to keep the nutrients and water quality good for a long time.
Any experience with such long term systems are appreciated. Otherwisemy plants might crach and burn some time during the summer.