Window Farming: A Do-It-Yourself Veggie Venture
Homegrown Harvest: Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray tend to Brooklyn's first window farm. This form of urban agriculture is catching on in cities around the world, as downtown farmers go online to share techniques for growing greens indoors. Julia Makarova hide caption itoggle caption Julia Makarova If you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you too, can be a farmer ... even in your downtown apartment building. Spring is here, and for urban dwellers with no access to soil, hydroponic gardening is a way to grow fresh veggies indoors. "Window farming," as it is called, is catching on in New York City and beyond. A simple window farm system is a column of upside down water bottles, with plants growing out of holes cut into the sides. itoggle caption WindowFarms A simple window farm system is a column of upside down water bottles, with plants growing out of holes cut into the sides. WindowFarms "I grew up on a ranch in Texas," Riley says.
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