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Nigiro Tea

 

There was *a lot* to see and discover at Decorex this year. A lot! My main focus was kitchens (of course) and gardens. I am in process of doing a whole new batch of veggie and herb gardening now that warmer weather has arrived, so I was keen to see what would be on offer for gardening enthusiasts. That’s when I discovered Greenhive Vertical Gardens. This was one of my best discoveries at Decorex.

 

 

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GreenHive Vertical Gardens

 

 

They create harvestable walls and vertical gardens. It’s actually incredible how much can be done, and all that using a relatively small space. Not only that, but water use is minimal. In other words, a great sustainable, eco-friendly way to garden.

 

I chatted to the Ricardo, the man behind the operation, who gave me a quick breakdown of how these vertical gardens work, with the example they had up at Decorex.

 

We are farming 40 plants in half a square metre on a free-standing frame with 5% water usage. It has a close loop irrigation system that you can either connect your main water supply into or just fill the main tank with a jug of water, turn the pump on and it cycles it all the way to the top where our drip irrigation system drips into the geo-textile bags. The geo-textile bags fill with water and out the front drip into the very next bag. That feeds the whole system.

 

 


 

 

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One of the Vertical Garden displays at Decorex

 

More from the horse’s mouth:

“At GreenHive we supply the most quality and technologically advanced Vertical Gardening system for a range of different industries such as Sustainable Building Development, Architects, Interior Designers, Water Sensitive Agriculture, and the Culinary world. We not only provide a sustainable, drought tolerant rural and urban farming solution but aim to improve the lifestyle of the ever-growing urban society through the re-connection to nature in your home and office space. The use of recycled plastic, and locally produced revolutionary design, results in a revolution in the Vertical Gardening Industry.

Our Harvestable Walls are living, delicious pieces of art. Perfect for anyone looking to harvest consistently fresh produce at home.

 

 

Other favourites from Decorex:

 

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Big Green Egg

 

 

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KD Designs

 

 

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Caesar Stone

 

Entry tickets were sponsored.