Okay, my grandmother REALLY loves gardening, she's nearly 70 years old and is constantly out in the Georgia heat toiling away in her garden. To make matters worse she barely eats anything at all, like going two or more days at a time without eating until someone calls her and "reminds" her to eat. (Dunno why she does that). And to top it off she might have lung cancer. So i was thinking today of a way to allow her to grow her flowers like she wants without the heat. Window boxes could work but she gets frustrated by the fact that she is so limited with what she can grow in them, (some plants requiring direct sunlight, some partial sunlight for short amounts of time, etc). So i had an idea of getting a 20 gallon long, or maybe an even larger aquarium and putting the soil the way she wants it, (she's very specific), then letting her plant her seeds in the aquarium. I could use a hood with CF
's or something to grow them with (would it be strong enough? or even WORK for them?) Then she could control the amount of light the plants get, along with strength (depending on strength of bulbs?) and the temperature and other nifty things.
So is it feasible? Could it work?
Also she could put it anywhere in her house rather than just in a window which i'm sure she'd like.
Just an idea...
Edit-she also just loves nature and outdoors, so maybe i could rig up one of those cool little stream things in the aquarium , maybe a frog to go with the plants? Any other animal suggestion or specific frog? (not lizards or snakes, she'd have a heart attack).