I bought some net pots online (when they arrived they were far too small but still) i gave them a look over and i don’t understand why windowfarms use net pots. Surely a normal plastic plant pot works just as well, if not better as it funnels all of the water downwards rather than outwards. net pot are for when you are running water sideways through the pots rather than from above. anyone want to share any thoughts on that?
also i wanted to ask about the size of these things. the largest pot that i can fit in a water bottle is about the same size that i use to start plants off before i repot them into a larger plant pot to help them grow and bloom. surely by having such a small pot restricts the growth of the plant and you don’t get as good results. has anyone seen a vertical windowfarm that uses larger bottles like a stack of 5Ltr bottles? do you think that could work? i’m only going off what Britta Riley was talking about on her TED talk that growing your own food being one of the best things we can do for our environment. why not try and grow as much as we can, space permitting, rather than having such a small system that can grow, at best, a few tomatoes and a weekly salad.
i’m only in the 1st stages of this but i think if we start thinking on a larger scale we may be able to get to the ‘vertical farms’ envisioned by Dickson Despommier ( look him up, amazing. he’s done a talk on TED and written a few books).
it’s not very often i get to quote Biodome but we need to “think globally and act locally”
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