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Australian Stand Up Garden
An Australian inventor has come up with a new vertical gardening system that lets you garden standing up and gives you many times more gardening area than the space it actually takes up.
The system consists of stackable metal garden boxes that can be stacked to any height on a shelving rack, or built to stand alone. The key to the system is that there's no bottom to the boxes as there would be with normal window boxes so water can drain away naturally and roots reach down to their normal level. Makes it possible to grow most any flower or vegetable.
The Vertical Garden, as it's called can be erected to any height or width. It can be erected against walls or fences or stacked back-to-back in free-standing columns that make colorful dividers. "It's amazing how much gardening you can do in a small place," says inventor Andy Karpisek, who says he originally set out to design a garden for city dwellers with little extra space but has found that nearly every gardener is enthusiastic. "Doctors are interested in the therapeutic value of Vertical Gardens because gardening can provide a useful and fulfilling passtime for patients in wheelchairs."
Karpisek is looking for a U.S.distributor for Vertical Gardens. A set of four stackable trays sells for about $40 (U.S.).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, L.S.K. Industries, Pty.Ltd., 86 Woodfield Boulevarde, Caringbah, N.S.W. 2229 (ph 02 525 8544).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3