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Window Farms

Window Farms
A Windowfarm is a vertical, indoor garden kit that allows for year-round growing in almost any window. It lets plants use natural window light, the climate control of your living space, and organic “liquid soil.” In the hydroponic system, nutrient-spiked water is pumped up from a reservoir at the base of the system and trickles down from bottle to bottle, bathing the roots along the way. It’s easy to use, you can grow lots of different plants, and it works without dirt — no mess! Related:  Window Farmingwindow farm

Window Farms Org 1) Translated by: Windowfarms Core Team. Welcome to the Instructions for MAMA! The Windowfarms Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Multicolumn Array (MAMA). Please make sure you have registered on our.windowfarms.org, including having accepted the terms of service for participating in this open design community project. 2) Getting Started: Download and print the Windowfarms v3.0 parts list. 3) Section 1: Bottle Covering Each Windowfarm v3.0 column is made of 5 bottles: 4 plant bottles and 1 bottom reservoir bottle. 4) Part of each bottle must be covered to prevent the plants' roots from being exposed to light. 5) Fill an empty bottle with about 2"(5 cm) of water to weigh it down. 6) Using painter's masking tape, mask 4 of the bottles from the "waist" to the base. 7) Using 1" (2.5 cm) wide masking tape, mask the 5th bottle with one ribbon from the cap to the base. 8) Paint bottles with spray paint, providing even coverage.

Windowfarms let you garden - appropriately enough - in your windows Whereas the majority of vertical farming concepts and projects featured in Gizmag over the years have either been huge dedicated structures or add-ons to existing buildings, the Windowfarms system downsizes and personalizes veggie growing by placing an indoor farm in the window. The original plastic-bottle-based, do-it-yourself hydroponics system design has been available for a while now but the developers are getting ready to make a new, improved kit version available. View all The Windowfarms system was first developed by Britta Riley after reading an article in the New York Times about growing your own food. Living in a Brooklyn apartment building somewhat limited the amount of space on offer to the urban farmer so Riley began working with Rebecca Bray on a vertical hydroponics home farm system capable of year-round growing in almost any window. "Windowfarms let us do a lot with the little amount of space we have," says Riley. Share

Guide de montage d'une windowfarm Fabriquez vous-même votre ferme de fenêtre avec le guide de montage d’une windowfarm ! Une windowfarm est un potager vertical d’appartement avec arrosage automatisé. Vous pourrez enfin faire pousser vos légumes dans votre salon ! Un potager d’intérieur avec arrosage automatisé ! Construit à partir d’objets du quotidien Simple et facile à concevoir par tous ! Ci-dessous retrouvez la traduction en français du guide de montage officiel de la version V3. Alors entrez dans le monde des windowfarmers et donnez vie à des cornichons dans votre salon !! Suivez le guide ! Étape 1 : Préparation des bouteilles d’une windowfarm Étape 2 : Découpe des bouteilles d’une windowfarm Étape 3 : Assemblage et suspension d’une windowfarm Étape 4 : Le système d’arrosage d’une windowfarm Étape 5 : Mise en route de la windowfarm ! Les documents nécessaires (liste des éléments et les gabarits des bouteilles) sont disponibles en téléchargement.

Spindow? Rotating Two-Face Window Plus Built-In Planter None of the ideas behind this is itself new, but the combination is a neat realization of multiple functions in one object for everyday home fenestration. First, yes, these are easier to clean than simple American-style, up-or-side-sliding windows, but the Europeans solved that problem some time ago with their dual-mode designs (which open at an angle for breezes while maintaining security, or rotate inward like doors depending on how you turn the handle). More interesting, perhaps, is the addition of a detachable planter that can take full advantage of being swung back indoors during adverse weather conditions (be it too much rain, or heat, or cold) then spun back outside just as easily. Of course, it can be left halfway open as well to catch breezes, but one does have to wonder about the safety of such an arrangement. Dubbed simply the Two Face Window by Junkyung Kim & Yonggu Do, this author still rather prefers ‘Spindow’ regardless.

TreeHugger © Philip Houiellebecq Rising food prices and a yearning for a bit of homegrown green may be some of the reasons why city dwellers turn to gardening. But for those who lack land to actually grow food on, do-it-yourself ideas like windowfarming can be a revelation -- especially when all you have is some window sill space. Aimed at those who are looking to try out windowfarming, but are reluctant about spending hours building their own system, British product designer Philip Houiellebecq's conceptual hydroponic growing system Auxano offers the ease of similar DIY windowfarms -- and without relying on electricity and the guesswork involved with other systems we've featured previously like Urbio. Made of recycled HDPE, steel and rubber, Auxano is designed as a slim, nested unit that can come apart easily, and can be arranged either vertically or horizontally. Plants and their roots are inserted into the removable top, which allows for easier harvesting. © Philip Houiellebecq

Worgamic | planter, cuisiner, composter… en ville Windowfarms Window Farming: A Do-It-Yourself Veggie Venture potager-de-balcon Home-page - Site de référence pour cultiver sur son balcon Window Farms It all started when Britta Riley decided to build a mini-garden in a Brooklyn window, creating a low-maintenance and self-sufficient alternative to consuming. We’ve been fans of Window Farm‘s edible gardens for long while, and just in time for the holiday season the team has evolved their fantastic gardening systems to create a brand new stand-up version of their original microfarms. These mini-gardens can hang in columns or stand on the sill, allowing you to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and leafy treats in practically any space. Britta Riley‘s vertical hydroponic Window Farm systems are a boon for space-starved urban dwellers looking to start their own garden. + Window Farms

Magnesium: This Invisible Deficiency Can Harm Your Health By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys.1 If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame. If you've recently had a blood test, you might assume it would show a magnesium deficiency. Most magnesium is stored in your bones and organs, where it is used for many biological functions. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of Americans are not getting enough magnesium and may be deficient. Even more concerning, consuming even this amount is "just enough to ward off outright deficiency," according to Dr. Magnesium Deficiency May Trigger 22 Medical Conditions Magnesium is often thought of primarily as a mineral for your heart and bones, but this is misleading. Dr. Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. The Role of Magnesium in Diabetes, Cancer, and More

Légumes perpétuels : présentation, intérêt et conseils de culture Economiques et sans histoires, les légumes perpétuels cumulent les avantages des plantes vivaces. Ils restent en place d'une année sur l'autre au potager et assurent des récoltes régulières avec un minimum de soins. Découvrez comment les cultiver, et donnez-leur la place qu'ils méritent ! Des légumes qui durent Les légumes dits « perpétuels » restent en place dans le potager durant plusieurs années, sans que le jardinier n'ait à intervenir (ou presque !). Les plantes vivaces et rustiques, dont le cycle de vie s'étale sur plusieurs années, supportant les rigueurs hivernales comme les chaleurs et sécheresses estivales.Les plantes qui se multiplient par leurs bulbes, tubercules ou semis spontanés. Selon les légumes cultivés, le pied produit pendant 5 à 10 ans. Une culture simplifiée Les légumes perpétuels sont des plantes relativement simples à cultiver. Mais attention, les légumes perpétuels ne sont pas des plantes magiques. Tout d'abord, il faut bien réfléchir à leur emplacement. Tubercules

The king of all plants - heals everything except death This is a wild plant – the king of all plants that heals everything except death, although in recent years is growing more and more in gardens and fields. Black cumin (Nigella sativa) is first of all a spice herb, but it has multiple medicinal properties. Black cumin grows naturally in eastern and warm countries, especially in Egypt, Syria and India. There is evidence proving that this herb was frequently used in the ancient Egyptian medicine. Egyptian pharaohs used it as a spice for food and for a treatment of many diseases, inflammation, allergy, metabolic disorders, urinary retention, depression… It’s an interesting fact that a bottle of black cumin oil was found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Eastern people used to say that the black cumin is a cure for all diseases except death! Healing properties Black cumin oil The most important product of the black cumin is the black cumin oil, which contains a hundred of active substances. It also has antibacterial activity. Comments comments

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