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« Reply #1700 on: May 13, 2010 05:27:34 AM »

Check out this groovy hydroponic window garden made of water bottles.
http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/plants-flowers/window-farms-hydroponic-edible-gardens-for-urban-windows-100638
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« Reply #1701 on: May 13, 2010 06:03:16 AM »

@clm- omgosh!!!! I was just getting ready to talk about this I belong to the windowfarm site (stumbled across it by accident while reading a blog about self-sufficient farming.  I've been thinking of doing a kitchen herb garden I want to use up the remaining 16.9 oz water bottles that I have, they may not be large enough but it's what I have on hand.   
I'm already having the kiddo's save their capri sun pouches for a small 'something garden'.  I love to recycle.
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about the not being able to eat the beans, no biggie this was just to see if I could.  thus far, it's going good I should have taken pictures as now I have bean sprouts just tiny ones but still they sprouted.   
I want to try sprouting sunflower seeds (like I read about online) but don't know where to get any around here so I guess raw seeds are a no-no unless I order online. 

hey guys, I need some help identifying something growing in my sweet basil since I don't remember planting anything else in there with it at first I thought it was 'grass' but they are popping up all over in a sowing pattern to be that. and I don't have a flippin' clue  I think I'll take a pic to show you all. now I'm off looking for herbs to see if I can identify it.  the mystery continues.

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« Reply #1702 on: May 13, 2010 06:06:41 AM »

oh wow!!  A whole window of wonderful plants!  I bet we could make something like that on a smaller scale!!  Like maybe a few sitting on a window sill?  They did some fancy drip watering system but if it were smaller, you could just water it or even put holes in the bottom of the bottles and set them in a tray of some sort?

pretty groovy (hee hee)--I love that word...
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« Reply #1703 on: May 13, 2010 08:11:16 AM »

@ AIMR I always see Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness when I hear  "grooovvvvvy".

I saw on the website THAT I DIDN'T BOOKMARK where someone used 1/2 gal milk/juice jugs stacked n staggered, small aquarium pump and tubing.  I'm going to try and find the site as it had several pictures of variations on the window garden.  and between all the crafty peeps here someone is bound to come up with something acceptable for growing.  I've bought some of those expanding beads that hold water and I think maybe those can be used instead of the 'clay'pellets.
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« Reply #1704 on: May 13, 2010 08:23:19 AM »

Those expanding bead thingies saved my container and hanging baskets! Since they shrink and grow, they might not be stable enough for plant roots? Plus, isn't it rather expensive?  The clay pellets are like the things you use to grow paperwhites indoors...I have tons of those!!

My hubby and I used to do hydroponic gardening in the 70's...with some success...I think I still have a book in my library...

I always hear Jimmy Hendrix when I hear "groooovy" Cheesy--ah, the generation gap! Cheesy
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« Reply #1705 on: May 13, 2010 08:36:23 AM »

mystery plant in with my sweet basil.  anyone have a clue as to what it is?




there are too many sprouts for this to be something accidental. just wish I could remember?  ah getting old sucks

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« Reply #1706 on: May 13, 2010 08:48:49 AM »

Are you sure that no bird seed got mixed in your planter?  It looks like millet sprouts...
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« Reply #1707 on: May 13, 2010 08:55:07 AM »

No, never wanted to try that so unless some birds wanted to do a flyby and share I can't see how it would get in there unless my packet was mislabeled.
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« Reply #1708 on: May 13, 2010 09:04:43 AM »

oh--it was in the packet? hmmm...tarragon?

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« Reply #1709 on: May 13, 2010 09:06:31 AM »

I'm planting my carrots and lettuce outside this weekend. I am using old milk jugs to keep the carrots wrangled.  Cheesy

Hmmm...I have no idea. Did you have corn at all?
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