by Tomás Fano Great. Got the compost going and the shelves built. Walked down to the Farmers Market at Union Square today to talk to some of the farmers about what I grow on my newly built window garden. To sum it up real quick – nothing. Yup, that’s right nothing can be grown out there. It gets about two-three hours of indirect sunlight a day on...

The compost bin is set up in my kitchen. Wanted to keep the momentum going and build the shelves for the garden. First thing I had to do was to measure the area of the window garden. Wasn’t sure exactly what dimensions were required so took a bunch of different ones, hoping that all or a combo of them would be good enough. You can see my masterpiece above. Gathered my list of what I needed and headed to the local hardware store. Tools for Building the Window Garden Saw High gloss paint Paint roller Pen or marker to markup the...

When I first moved into my apartment, my roommate had a small window garden. It was a shelf that bridged the areas between the window in the living room and my room. It was a small area that he use to grow plants. On a rainy winter night, the wood had enough and collapsed. It happened while I was home and the crash scared the shit out of me. Personally, I was never...