Approximately 70% of the water used by humans is used in arable farming. Agriculture is thus the largest consumer of water in the world. Cities are also consuming more and more water. In many countries with little rainfall, agriculture, households and industry thus compete for the available water. Although Germany is not one of those countries, you should also use water sparingly in your own garden. For while moderate and continuous irrigation supports plant growth, too much water can flush out nutrients that are thus lost to the plants. The type of irrigation also affects the development of the soil and thus plant growth. The two exhibits present three different methods for efficient watering.

Do It Yourself:

Manual Gemüseturm | Poster Gemüseturm

Manual Windowfarm

Manual Gemüsesäulen

Special Thanks goes to Annalinde for the useful tips!

iDiv-exhibition “Garten findet Stadt” in the botanical garden of the university of Leipzig. Photo: Tilo Arnhold, iDiv

Photos from the Windowfarm:

Photos from the tower

Building the cage:

Building the drainage pipe:

Building the felt bag:

Adjustment of the drainage pipe for the felt bag:

Planting of the tower:

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