Now I have finally got my windowfarm up and running.
I made the structure last year, sowed the seeds several months ago, and planted the tomato plants in the structure about one month ago. So far I have watered by hand, but today I managed to build the pumping system.
However, I have encountered some problems. The two biggest so far:
1. The system will not start up again when it has been switched off. I wanted to have it on a timer but every time it´s on standby I have to rearang the air needles to make it start. I will try to find a solution, but if you have an idea, please write a comment.
2. The air pump I am using is not the quietest. I have tried to put the pump in a box with towels to muffle the sound. But it still sounds too much. And I’m a little afraid that it will overheat in there. Maybe I´ll pick it apart and check what it is that makes the sound, or I´ll try to change the box or I´ll just buy a new pump. Some other suggestions?
Column to the left: Chili pepper, tomato, chilli pepper.
Column to the right: Chili pepper, basil, chili pepper.
Today I also started watering with a nutrient solution adapted for hydroponics. I hope it will make the plants a little stronger with time.
Since the windowfarm hangs in a window with little natural light I have put up an extra lamp. A fluorescent light fixture with a light that simulates daylight.