An Automated Plant Feeding & Watering System
Simple – recognizable, easy to use parts
Efficient – low power airlift pump & maximization of available light
Organic-friendly – designed to be healthy for plants and people
Windowfarms are designed to do a better job of using organic nutrients than other hydroponic systems. Organic nutrients can be tricky to use — organics tend to separate into a sludge over time at the bottom of their reservoirs and to clog water pumps. Windowfarms are designed to keep the organic sediment circulating through your plants’ roots. By using air pumps, with no mechanical parts to clog, the systems are far less subject to pump failure, and you won’t spend hours every week cleaning your water pump.
Low Power Pumping
The electric air pump is super efficient and is turned on only some of the time.
Most hydroponic systems use both a water pump to regulate water flow and an air pump to aerate the water. A windowfarm uses only one — the far more energy efficient air pump — to do the work of both pumps. Bubbles from the air pump carry little pockets of water as they travel up a rigid tube spine and release the water onto the plant’s roots.
The air pump turns on only when the timer flips it on. For most plant and microclimate combinations, 15 minutes every hour or two is more than enough.
Easy To Adjust
Sometimes a Windowfarmer wants to adjust their pump settings.
Maybe you want to give your Windowfarm more water because the radiator just kicked on for the winter and you’re getting higher evaporation rates. Maybe you notice that your rosemary likes drier conditions.
The timer looks like a clock and you can just press in more or less pins for each hour. You can set it so that at night, the pump turns on less often.
Automated, But Smart and Simple
A reservoir at the bottom of every Windowfarm holds water infused with nutrients that plants love. The system cycles the liquid nutrients through each column of plants for a week or two at a time using a simple pump and an easy-to-use mechanical timer.
Grow almost anything
Windowfarmers grow everything from jalepeños to cherry tomatoes and from basil to kale. Hungry? Check out what you can grow.