Kris s @montrealks ?active 6 months ago
Kris s commented on the blog post Wooden-frame windowfarm from Montreal (unique uplift system) 11 months, 1 week ago · View
Yeah this method seems to really work well, way less hardware to worry about then some of the other methods used. I don’t really understand how your wire-reduction works, can you explain a little more please?
Kris s commented on the blog post How long Is too long? How short is still attractive? 12 months ago · View
Hey I am also curious about these questions. Right now I have my farm turned off from 8pm until 10 am and I am experiencing sluggish growth of all the plants.Actually, having just written that out I realize I need to go extend the watering hours right now! Also, I have my timer set for [...]
Timer settings are always something that needs to be adjusted to suit your window and no one will know better than you after some experimentation. The settings may also need to vary somewhat during different seasons and different stages of life for your plant.
Early stage plants like up to 18 hours of light per day. Adult plants can’t use much more than 14 to 16 hours of light per day and they need rest at night for root growth.
As water is concerned, it depend s on the plant type. You should feel this out depending on whether your plant is water loving or prefers dry conditions. For plants that like dry conditions, I like to try not to give them any water and measure the time until they wither. Then I shorten the cycle. For water loving plants I do the same but then cut the time in half, watering them twice as many times as they seem to ”need”. I always try to keep it on the dry side to avoid causing major issues with root rot. Keep in mind that positioning the plants root ball relative to the water stream is also important . Avoid placing the stem of your plant directly under the water flow or overly soaking any root cube you may have used to start the plant. I prefer ti pick off additional root starter material. Please report back and let us know if this worked,
Kris s commented on the blog post Wooden-frame windowfarm from Montreal (unique uplift system) 12 months ago · View
@Joel I drilled the smallest possible hole that didn’t just close up when I took out the drill but. I am not sure exactly the size but I just started with the smallest and worked up until the hole was tiny, but stayed open. Then yeah, I had trouble with the hose pinching around the hole [...]
Kris s wrote a new blog post: Wooden-frame windowfarm from Montreal (unique uplift system) 1 year ago · View
My first attempt at a windowfarm followed Ver2 from the website pretty closely. I built it at a friends place though and it got neglected for several weeksand everything died.My current incarnation is the result of my desire to combine woodworking with vertical gardening. It is still very primitive and I would change a lot of things [...]
Really nice system! I have a question about the way you are connecting your water riser to the reservoir though: How is their no leakage!? I am studying your pictures and I cant tell how their wouldn’t be water leaking out of the reservoir.
You mentioned that your air-lift system reduces gurgling, can you elaborate a little?