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Florida

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This is a group for Window Farmers who live in Florida, so we can share information about growing in our climate.

  • heather Miles posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    Just got my airlift to work on my diy 3 plant 1 column setup. Will be puting herbs in it this weekend. Wish me luck

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  • Lynn Dolson posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Tallahassee Window farm going up!

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  • ginger gee started the forum topic 4-column Windowfarm for sale in Ft Lauderdale area in the group AvatarFlorida:   2 years ago · View

    i ordered a 4-column windowfarm through kickstarter and arranged for it to be sent to my sister in pompano beach. it arrived last week, no problem. i asked my sister to forward it to me here in australia but i didn’t realise that the box would be 4 ft long and not acceptable by international [...]

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  • Beth Mulcahy posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Well have moved into my new home, still unpacking though. Currently trying to decide how I want to do my hrdroponic system. Since the room I originally planned to use (the northwest dinning room) gets very little to mostly low lighting due to direction facing and large oaks blocking light, I am thinking of doing something small in there first with shade loving plants like peas, beans, spinach, and lettuce. I am also thinking of a shade loving herb garden of mints, sage, lemon balm, and some others herbs for tea/cooking. I will save the sun loving plants for when I finish organizing the craft room which gets a lot of southern eastern/western light. I am impatient to start and have been slowly gathering recycled supplies. My latest recycled find was a 3 gallon water bottle from someone throwing away their filtered water device. My only current problem is I cannot make up my mind if I want to use it as a water resevoir or try and find a cap/top for it to use in soda making or homebrew as it is the perfect size to fit in my fridge. It’s a case of when hobbies collide. ^_^*

  • Susan posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    I have downloaded the plans for a basic three container window garden. I’ve had success with ornimental plants in my east-facing office. One of the things about growing indoors in Florida that I’ve noticed is that airconditioning makes things dry out faster. I’m eager to build my first unit and test it out in one of my south-east exposure windows. I’ve heard about urban farming in our SE Florida communities and I’m hoping to be able to offer some of the things I learn from them. I think collaboration is the key so, all of you please post your grand and partial successes.

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      stephen hnilica · 2 years, 10 months ago

      I’m only just getting my first system together. but I’ve been researching for about a month on hydroponics. I’ve talked with a few people and read 5 books(and about half a dozen thesis papers) on the subject of hydroponics.

      I’ll have my first system up and running in time for Christmas, so I’ll definitely let you know how it goes. Just remember to subscribe to the Florida Group. :)

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  • Melanie posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    I’ve never managed to successfully grow anything other than a bit of lucky bamboo and pothos. Looking forward to trying my hand at my own little garden where I don’t have to spend hours digging in the dirt in the sun. I’m a pale skinned Florida girl, I don’t tan, I burn!

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  • Carlos posted an update in the group AvatarFlorida:   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    Hey FL window farmers, I am also moving into condo/house soon.. and will be trying my hand with this window farming.

    I am not 100% sure though since I feel that deriving the plant from soil is wrong and all the Microorganisms that are abundant in the soil too! Also why the hell is the lady using Plastic bottles lol doesn’t she know that those are TOXIC? The plant absorbs it and then you eat it.. yum!!

    There are ways around these issues and I hope to it that this group will do something about it..

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      Olly Cassidy · 2 years, 10 months ago

      Hi Carlos,

      The nature of open source techniques, I hope you’ll agree, is that participants build on the trial and error of the rest of the group. It’s up to all the individuals to carry the project forward by identifying the pit falls of their pre-runners and then, most importantly, experimenting and suggesting more developed ideas. The more participant, the more suggestions, the more developed the project becomes.

      To that end, perhaps you could suggest an alternative the recycled plastic bottle technique currently in use?

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        Carlos · 2 years, 10 months ago

        Clay pots, possibly or other alternative items like ancient people used to use..

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      Tony · 2 years, 10 months ago
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      Bernadette Giacona · 1 year, 4 months ago

      Hi Carlos, I guess it sounded a bit harsh when you said ”Why the hell plastic”, seeing that the group pretty much started this way and some of us beginners might want to start any way possible. I dislike clay pots, I would rather glass and have seen how to burn break the bottoms off of bottles, I would still have to drink a great amount of wine to do so lol, however getting them to mount is another story. I guess we could mount them inside of a plastic bottle thus using glass. Anyway, It was an absolutely great suggestion and important fact that you brought up to us. I just joined and I can’t wait to run around this site to see some great window farms and learn some super advice. Thanks for the suggestion Carlos, I will make sure I utilize it.

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