So I’m looking to build my first windowfarm, but I want to make sure that I’ve considered all possible sticking points before moving forward. I’ve added a picture of my window below (albeit a very poor quality one). My main concerns are as follows.
1) Suspension versus free-standing: As I’m renting, serious modifications (i.e., drilling, suspension, etc.) into the walls or window frames is not a great idea. How much weight would the average windowfarm weigh? I’m trying to figure out if the suspended system is still feasible or if I should build free-standing pillars that can be set on a table in front of the window.
2) Temperature control – I live in Northeast Ohio, so it can get pretty chilly, but I do get a good amount of light in the apartment as it faces south and I’m on a higher floor. I’m thinking of using the plastic window wrap to try to ward off the cold in the winter, but I’m not sure how much good it will do.