I was turned on to our.Windowfarms by a friend who is always tuned into the latest and greatest in technology, so I thought it was really interesting that he was drawn to this, because essentially it is the opposite of technology in some ways.
Windowfarms or vertical food-growing gardens are a super-simplified version of growing plants—probably almost anything you could want that grows, except root vegetables or anything too tall for the system. It is so simplified, in fact, that there is NO soil involved.
Hydroponics is certainly not new, it’s been around for ages. I remember my Dad being really into it in the '80s, growing bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts in our kitchen window.
The great thing about the our.Windowfarms website is that it makes it really easy to build your own growing system for very little money and using very little space. It offers step-by-step instructions on installing a hydroponic system in a couple of different styles, as simple or elaborate as you want, based on your budget and window size.
I have intentions of trying it out as soon as I get a chance to clone myself, so I’ll get back to you with an update when I do! Check it out...