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We can all feel powerless as an apartment or small home urban renters. Even homeowners with small plots of land or none at all feel like food production are laughable.
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What can they possibly do to produce their own food?
People are becoming more aware of the dependence they are involved in. They need other people to make their cars, food, clean their water, make their clothes and nearly everything else!
If those systems go away you are left to fend for yourself and our population is just not prepared for that. Having a garden is step one in taking back that independence.
Parts and Pieces
4 windows sized boxes, built of wood or plastic
2 Lengths of chain that are double the length of your windows
8 Screw in hooks to affix the hooks to the planters.
Building and Planting
Assemble your planters if they are wooden.
Screw 2 hooks into either side of each planter. These should be screwed into the shorter 2 sides.
At this point your planters are ready.
Plant them with things that are conducive to window planting. Plants like herbs, lettuces, and greens do best. If you get plenty of sunlight you could probably do some peppers and tomatoes.
You can hang the chains from a curtain rod or the roof. The lengths of the chain should extend down one side of your planters and attache to those hooks and then loop back up to attach to the other set of hooks. Do the same on the opposite side of each planter so they can hang from the chain.
This simple window garden is a great start if you are looking to grow food indoors. Its not an easy feat but when you have the right hardware it makes all the difference.