Okay, it;s up and running and my seedlings are in! I made a suspension system to be able to raise and lower my plants as my plants grow. I couldn’t find my hemp twine so I used yarn…but of course as soon as I finished putting on the yarn, I found the hemp twine so I will change that out when I have time. To view the latest episode of my window farm project, go to: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=104593461
Hi there – the video isn’t accessible at the moment, but the preview look interesting
In my experience I wouldn’t use miracle grow I used that and my plants died but maybe youll have more success then i did
ok, what should i use or what products have you had success with? and are you also growing vegetables? I have mustard greens and chili peppers growing now.
very nice! I’m using dyna-gro 7-9-5 GROW, it’s an 11oz. bottle that cost about $6. I can get away with using only a grow-type nutrient solution because my plants (spinach, cilantro, micro greens) don’t bloom. For the peppers you’ll need to switch from a grow to a bloom solution after a month or two.
Thanks for the suggestion!
Q: For plants that bloom, like my peppers, do I need a fan or a means of pollination? My friend takes a little paint brush and dabs all of the flowers to pollinate, but is there a better or more effective way? Do you think plants that don’t bloom will grow better or faster or stronger in the window farm?
Pollinate with an electric toothbrush, works awesome
This method of self pollination is to imitate the ultrasonic waves of a buzzing bee, just take the head off your electric toothbrush hold the toothbrush against the side of the plant and give it a few bursts.