Thursday, December 1, 2011

Window Garden Project

One of our latest projects is working on a Hydroponic Window Garden. The garden is being developed with the help of Mr. Carson (upper elem science teacher pa1) and his students. We built the frame from 1 1/2 inch pvc tubing and secured it to the window frame. Once the bottles are finished they will be installed in the frame. Each section will hold 4 grow bottles and 2 water reservoirs. The water is circulated from the reservoirs to the top bottle using an air pump. We plan to grow lettuce, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers to start.

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk.

We will keep you posted with the progress as we move forward.

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