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7/13/10 12:41 A

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7/10/10 6:18 P

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OMG, WINDOW FARMING. Thanks for the link. Amazing!

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7/10/10 5:57 P

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It's an interesting proposition, isnt' it, growing your own food? I think I would find it difficult to spend the money on indoor lights plus the extra energy consumption needed to grow my food indoors. I say that because I would not dream of covering up my windows with plants - I work from home and NEED to have as much light coming in during the day as I can. I'd see it as a "last resort" options, since I live in CA where the weather is sunny.

I live in a pretty urban area but I'm blessed with a large partially-shaded porch. This summer is my first summer living here and I started with a small garden - a pot of strawberries, a few herbs, one tomato plant and a container filled with beets and carrots. They are doing great so far.

Interesting links for you:

* I made self-watering containers using the instructions for the EarthTainer, found below. I tell you, I was skeptical but I have YET to water my beets/carrots - all I have to do is fill the container once every week or two.
www.earthtainer.org/About_Us.html

* My tomato plant is in a conventional pot and I have forgotten to water it sometimes. So today I created a watering reservoir for it, using a long water bottle, by following the instructions below:
www.yougrowgirl.com/garden/dripsyste
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7/6/10 10:31 A

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I have a really nice sized sunroom/glass porch that I intend to use to try to grow something this fall and winter.

Right now it's just in the "hmm....thinking how to do it" stage.



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7/6/10 9:20 A

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We started our garden indoors with seeds this year. It's cheaper and it turned out great!

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7/4/10 2:27 P

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I can't grow anything inside, the cats would play with them and also poor lighting

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7/4/10 12:37 P

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Right now, I just grow sprouts.

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7/4/10 11:59 A

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I grow herbs like basil, parsley and rosemary inside. This year we planted a small garden consisting of tomatos, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini. When I bought the tomato starters I also bought a hanging cherry tomato plant so we'll bring that inside in the Fall and have cherry tomato all year. I'm hoping the cukes and squashes are plentiful enough for freezing/canning.

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7/4/10 11:28 A

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I started seedlings indoors but a lot didn't make it. I want to try to grow a tomato indoors over the winter.



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7/4/10 10:13 A

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A CBC radio show/blog I follow featured urban window farming and I thought I'd share it with the team. You can use re-purposed water bottles to grow food in a window just 6'x 4' or on a wall by adding a light. Do any of you grow your own food indoors?

www.windowfarms.org/

www.cbc.ca/spark/2010/04/jon-kalish-
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