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How to start an urban farm from scratch

Urban Farm’s greenhouses will make an effortless addition to your terrace garden

Urban Farm’s greenhouses will make an effortless addition to your terrace garden   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Want to start a city-friendly farm but don’t know how? Here are four companies that will help you get started

Urban Farm, Mumbai

This company offers prefabricated greenhouses for terrace farming, soil-less systems for indoor plants, customised microfarms for balconies, and annual grow-and-maintain services. Details: urbanfarm.org.in

The Living Greens, Jaipur

With in-line irrigation and sub-surface drainage systems, their portable farming set-up can be easily transported wherever you go. For queries, there’s online, offline and app support. Details: thelivinggreens.com

Homecrop, Hyderabad

Everything you need to set up a rooftop farm in one kit, including grow bags, vegetable varieties, growing medium and tools. Two complimentary visits, and remote support through e-mail and WhatsApp. Details: homecrop.in

Acqua Farms, Chennai

On their FB page, a kale crop from a hydroponic balcony set up is a tempting sight. Customised for individual spaces, they know what they are doing — founder Rahul Dhoka himself grows 6,000 plants in 80 sq ft! 8939549895

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