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Conceived in the welsh hillside in the eighties the vertical garden was initially designed as an intensive winter vegetable patch elevated over composting units in a greenhouse. The composting units gave off a lot of heat and warmed the plants so extending the growing season for tender plants throughout the year.
We called the business the Flying Lettuce but it was also a word play as we were attempting to reduce the 'air miles' associated with bringing un-seasonal vegetables, especially salads, to our tables in the winter.
It didn't take long to realise the extra benefits of the units. For instance we could travel with our garden. Meanwhile the concept of Vertical Gardening grew in response to space constricted urban gardening. Our hydroponic system fits well and can be also grown inside under lights.
Come to this years festivals to see our garden in action.
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