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Help me design an indoor plant wall

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Oct 02, 2020
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My test unit

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Nov 20, 2020

Vertical garden columns turned into flat wall cladding

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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Oct 03, 2020

Ideas to bring the natural light

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Juran Oct 04, 2020

[1]https://news.energysage.com/solar-fiber-optic-lighting-overview/

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Those are great ideas! One problem that comes to mind with sunlight is that some plants won't grow/bloom/fruit during wintertime because they measure the duration of daylight to determine when the winter is over. They may need to be tricked with a few hours of LED lighting to prolong the days
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Juran5 months ago
Hmm, I must admit I didn't go that far, but it could definitely be a problem for some plants. Warm light LED for a few hours should work and would generate better results than full-time artificial light, for sure.

A great example of a green wall

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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Oct 03, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Another cool idea https://youtu.be/IzO8OKmC5yc
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Yes, that looks amazing. What happens to the excess water though? I mean if the system overwaters the pockets, the water needs to drain somewhere. I guess it could be made to trickle down into the bottom pockets, and there could be a drainage hose leading outside (but protected from freezing)

If you want edibles, I'd recommend a different approach

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Povilas S
Povilas S Oct 03, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Regarding the glass roof and underfloor heating idea - I've done that too. It was difficult to make energy-efficient while livable at the same time. During winter it was either mold on the glass/walls or too cold to live in. During summer it was either too hot to live in or too much shading for some of the plant species I had. The summertime problems could be solved with a good automated shading + ventilation systems. The wintertime problem could be solved with triple glazed windows and good recuperation ventilation. Will have to give it another try in the future
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Povilas S
Povilas S5 months ago
Well it's good to hear initial reviews on that from experience, because I haven't yet tried it. I'm planning it for when I'll have a house with a roof instead of living in an apartment;) As I understand you still tried to incorporate it into living spaces - like in an attic, etc.? My idea would be to just make a greenhouse on an actual roof, separately from living spaces, only for plants. Would require a straight roof with a tiny angle for precipitation, or at least a part of the roof should be straight, like a roof terrace. So that part of the roof under the greenhouse - "the floor" would be heated. There shouldn't be any shading at all in a roof greenhouse, the problem might be too much sun and heat in the summer, but as you said - good ventilation might help or there might be a need to create artificial shading for some plant species. And for winter there should be good thermal insulation and everything should be made hermetic, so an air pump to regularly get fresh air from outside might be necessary.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Thank you for this amazing insight. It was really helpful and I appreciate it very much

Infuse the walls with the seeds/plantlets of slow growing vines

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Subash Chapagain
Subash Chapagain Oct 11, 2020

Mini plant frame

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Feb 06, 2021

DIY aquaponics wall

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Oct 03, 2020

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