Over the years, there appears to be a rise in small urban farming businesses catering to consumers looking to grow their own veggies and herbs from home. With inflation now picking up for essential needs, the demand is stronger than ever. While there are quite a number of Malaysian companies installing vertical gardens within premises, most cater to those with huge walls in their large homes or office spaces. In addition, they mostly function as a way to display plants, not so much for growing edible greens.
Living in a condo with a small balcony, Gary Law didn’t necessarily have the space to grow his own produce. He lacked the experience too, and anytime he went on vacation, he’d come home to dead plants. As a self-proclaimed DIY wannabe, Gary got into the urban farming industry via trial and error. He spent a large number of funds on tools, materials, and hardware to build irrigation systems that crashed again and again.
However, his Achille’s heel was his impatience throughout his journey. Not wanting to wait for the plants to grow before retesting his system, even after consulting a number of plant experts and agronomists along the way. However, through continuous research and experiments, he eventually turned his piled-up mistakes into valuable experiences.
Victory Farm At Rooftop (Victory Farm) was eventually established in 2016, supplying vertical farming systems to businesses and homeowners alike. With the fruits of his labor, five years later, VGROW was launched as a plug-and-play system for end consumers to grow baby greens at home.
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