I think I've mentioned before that I recently went back to school to get my Ecology degree and I'm a plant nerd, so the idea of a window farm is thrilling! And I have almost a month off starting in a few days so this is my winter break project. I love that this is a D-I-Y project and the site has some great How-To manuals which should be really helpful in getting me sorted out on how to build this little farm. I miss gardening in the winter so this is the perfect solution. We live in a really old house with tall narrow windows that will be great for a window farm. Unfortunately none of them are south facing, but they do get lots of direct light in the summer so I may just need to supplement the light a little bit for part of the winter.
Now I just have to do the following:
- Design the farm
- Pick the plants (if only there were a way to grow coffee beans to support my habit...)
- Collect used plastic bottles
- Get seeds
- Get other stuff
- Put it all together
Simple! Maybe. Ok, probably not.
I'll be documenting the farm building progress here on my blog so stay tuned...