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Windowbox is for the gardener that might not have the space or land to plant where they want to, whether it be wallflowers or Busy Lizzies, carrots or garlic. Share your Windowbox growing tips and let's see how creative you can get with a limited resource!

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Window & Office Blinds Supplier in Philippines!

Accugine is a unique and emerging enterprise specializing in the supply of window blinds, fabrication and installation of aluminum and glass products primarily doors and windows, and home improvement fixtures serving the local construction industry in the Philippines.

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2019/10/25
06:26 UTC

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DIY Self Watering Planter Boxes for Indoor Window Sills.

Pick upi a couple of "window boxes" from your local dollar store. The small ones are about 15x6x6 and they will not have drainage holes, which is good.

Drill or punch 2 hole is in the bottom of planter, eacha couple of inches from the end. Take a strip of wicking, terry cloth, or absorbent towel and run it across the bottom of the planter, from hole to hole, pushing an inch or two of material through each hole.

This will dangle into your water well and wick moisture up into your potting mix.

Put 2 cubes of florist foam, (or any other support) in the bottom of planter 2, to hold planter 1 above the water. Add water, and set planter 1 down inside planter 2.

Fill Planter 1 with potting mix, NOT potting soil, and plant as usual.

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2018/07/20
03:13 UTC

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For those who want to be better with their environmental impact, you should check out /r/ZeroWaste where we discuss more ways of being environmentally conscious!

Disclaimer: I am a moderator of /r/ZeroWaste.

I believe that /r/ZeroWaste is a great community for exploring deeper into ways of reducing your waste and your footprint on the world.

The sidebar description:

The term Zero Waste means that we strive to send zero discards to landfills or high-temperature incineration facilities. Instead, we promote the best practices of waste prevention, recycling, and composting.

This community is for those who are interested in or currently living a zero or low-waste lifestyle. We are responsible consumers who buy in bulk, avoid disposables, carry reusable water bottles, and bring our own lunches.

It is still a smaller subreddit (but has grown significantly in the last year!) and has plenty of insightful discussions and ideas.

You should take a look!

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2017/07/08
02:37 UTC

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How to make a self-watering seed starter from any water bottle! frtsVgtbls.com/diyWaterBottlePlanter (x-post, r/UrbanGardening)

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2017/04/16
20:16 UTC

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DIY Hanging Rain Gutter Garden

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2016/07/19
02:16 UTC

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Window Farm Installation Tutorial | DIY Hydroponic

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2016/06/09
21:56 UTC

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Windowfarm, amazing build of a cascading hydroponic system for window plants.

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2016/06/09
21:52 UTC

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How to Install and Plant Window Boxes - This Old House

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2016/06/09
21:45 UTC

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how to construct a great herb garden window box!

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2012/09/21
12:14 UTC

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My WindowFarm has been a Basil factory. I tried a few other veggies but nothing grew as well as the Basil so I made tons of Pesto and froze it all.

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2013/04/19
16:19 UTC

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windowfarm: hydroponic or soil?

I'm building my first recycled bottle window farm and looking for guidance on which direction to go in. It seems like a soil version is much easier to put together and you can use your own compost or find local compost tea, rather than having to purchase a hydroponic solution. Pros and cons?

Thanks!

(Also my first reddit post!)

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2015/08/11
20:52 UTC

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A Level Product Design - Bee Hive Window Box Survey

Hi, I am a A level Product Design Student and for my final year product I have decided to create a bee hive that attempts to deal with the phenomenon that is Colony Collapse Disorder and tries to tap into the boom in bee keeping in the urban areas (A combination of a beehive and a window box) I hope you can help me by answering these questions and aid me to develop a quality product.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k23CeO6DF2UtqAWb9PBPROkAEt1W4c3PY5OByCGD-0w/viewform

Many Thanks :)

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2015/06/24
09:28 UTC

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Aquaponic/Hydroponic Vertical Grow Tower (Part 1) - Re-purposed Material

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2015/03/28
13:56 UTC

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A hanging planter made from recycled materials to bring your herbs inside over the winter!

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2014/11/16
17:53 UTC

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Help planting a windowbox for short growing season

Hi all,

I am a student in a Plant Hardniess Zone 5a. I have always wanted to grow a garden, but have failed to do so for two reasons. First, I don't have the space because I am in a small apartment. Second, I am away for the summer doing field work and can't care for the plants regularly throughout most of the growing season. Fortunately, I came to the conclusion that a windowbox(es) would at least let me get around the first problem. I currently have a small balcony (about 3 ft by 5 ft) where I plan to put a 5 gallon bucket or two and a few bonafide window boxes (on the railing). The big issue is what I can plant in late August and still get meaningful growth/production by the beginning of October (only about 30 days)? I figure I can definitely do several herbs that I'll use regularly (I can move those inside for the winter). As for vegetables, I'm rather stumped. Some options I've considered are radishes (from seed), green onions (from store), lettuce and spinach (from plugs). I was thinking I could also plant garlic, onions, and winter spinach for over the winter and then harvest in the spring before the end of the school year. Thoughts?

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2014/07/20
15:44 UTC

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Radishes and garlic and onions, oh my!

Hello fellow windowbox gardeners, are you ready for autumn planting? I've just planted radishes, transplanted green onions, and stuck some garlic in between my chives. (Yes, I know, lots of oniony goodness... I like onions okay?) I'm contemplating doing some arugula or spinach, does anyone have any advice? Further, what do you lovely folks have in your windowboxes?

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2012/09/05
19:07 UTC

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Radishes in Windowboxes

I saw this community seemed a bit stagnant so I just wanted to share my successes with this. Radishes grow GREAT in windowboxes. Just don't overplant them, and water them daily (maybe twice daily on hot days or hot climates).

This is coming from someone in Zone 6, I don't know how well they will fare in hotter climates. They do get bitter and pithy if you don't water them regularly, due to their expansion and contraction, so make sure that you water them properly.

Has anyone else tried root crops in windowboxes? I might try beets this year.

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2012/02/24
03:52 UTC

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102 Square Feet and Zero Experience

My boyfriend and I have kind of poked around with plants on our patio for a while now, but nothing very serious. This year, though, I think we're ready to really see what we're capable of growing -- really pushing the envelope, as it were. We have a south-facing balcony in the northern hemisphere that is on the 3rd floor; we get a lot of direct sun. We're in zone 7B, and our biggest concern is usually heat -- last summer we had over 40 consecutive days of 100ºF/38ºC. We have a little seedling starter, but we're completely just guessing at it -- it contains corriander/cilantro, dill, basil, catnip, lavender, moonflowers, miniature pumpkins (because why not, amiright?), and baby carrots. I've also started a strawberry planter and we have a 3-year-old mandarin orange tree that seems to be the only think to survive the sunsplosion every year without incident. We have enough space to really go bananas outside, but almost zero knowledge. Also, we're not wealthy but we're far from poor -- ideas that cost a little dough aren't out of the question.

Reddit, don't let me down -- tell me how to turn my concrete balcony into an oasis!

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2012/02/21
20:50 UTC

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Window box idea

Hey guys love the subreddit. I have an idea for my place and am looking for some input. Due to high tree coverage my yard only gets sun on the driveway. I was thinking of building an eight foot long rack on wheels with about 6 shelves on it. That way in the morning I could wheel it out into the sun and move it to the side at night. I've seen gutters used on this site. Would this be the best/easiest/cheapest option to be used as a planter? I understand I would have to drill holes in them to allow for drainage anything else I should do? What should I plant in the boxes?

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2012/02/03
12:12 UTC

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Spring's coming, any great ideas coming up?

Next month I'm going to get going on a tierd guttering windowbox style planter setup, with kitchen herbs such as basil, corriander (cilantro for you North Americans), parsley and mised salad leaves as the annuals and after that build a small rockery with dirt pockets deep enough to plant lemon balm, chives, lavender, rosemary and thyme.

I figure the coming month and a bit should be plenty to get myself sorted on all of the necessary hardware to grow all these bastards, might as well make use of the downtime during January eh!

Anything planned yourself?

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2012/01/05
15:30 UTC

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Grow Lights

Hey guys! I live in Seattle and several of my apartment windows are occupied by mini gardens. They don't get as much light as they need and I was thinking about getting a grow light to help the little guys out. I don't want to spend a lot of money and was wondering if getting something like This and a lamp socket would be sufficient? I'd use reflective material if necessary to spread the light. Is it necessary to get a big grow light tent set up? Also am I safe getting the red/blue combo/ is there a benefit to getting seperate red and blue lights? Thanks!

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2012/01/05
00:44 UTC

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