Growing indoors 

 

Indoor growing ranges from the very small scale - a few pots on a window sill (herb and pea shoots etc if its shady, or tomatoes, chillis etc on a sunny sill),  to traditional greenhouses and polytunnels which increase productivity significantly, up to systems like hydroponics and biosperics..

 

 

Greenhouses and polytunnels 

 

Build a plastic bottle greenhouse http://www.reapscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Plastic_Bottle_Greenhouse_Instructions_2004.pdf

 

Greenhouse from old windows http://www.inspirationgreen.com/greenhouses-made-from-old-windows-and-doors.html

 

Polytunnels http://www.allotment-garden.org/polytunnel/polytunnel-productive.php

 

Growing in a greenhouse http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=613

 

Beginners tips for greenhouse growing http://www.realmensow.co.uk/?p=2838

 

See Shopping and Sharing for more on this topic

 

 

Advanced indoor systems 

 

There are also a number of new technical systems which may suit the more adventurous grower, including hydroponics and aquaponics (which can also be carried out outdoors).

 

• Hydroponics 

 

This is essentially growing in water, not soil or compost. Feed Leeds occasionally has access to equipment which is available free to gardeners

 

Hyrdoponics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFWYjmzmRbo

 

• Aquaponics 

 

Aquaponics goes one stage further than hydroponics. The water tank contains fish which fertilise the plants, and can themselves be harvested.

 

Aquaponics http://theurbanfarmingguys.com/aquaponics-how-to?gclid=COeqnPTB1bwCFSn4wgodjSsAPw

 

• Aeroponics 

 

Aeroponics http://gardenpool.org/online-classes/how-to-make-a-simple-5-gallon-bucket-aeroponics-system

 

Aeroponics goes one stage further than aquaponics - growing plants in a misted environment without any growing medium

 

• Biospherics 

 

Biospherics is, ideally, a complete, closed growing system.

 

Biospherics Foundation, Salford http://www.biosphericfoundation.com/projects/production/

 

 

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