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Teen’s gardening invention blooms into ‘planting revolution’

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(CNN) — Have you always wanted to have your own garden and grow fresh, healthy food but didn’t know quite where to start? Which vegetable varieties to go for, how far from one another to place the seeds and how much water to use?

That’s also how Claire Reid felt a few years back, at 16, when her father asked her to plant a garden during her school holidays.

“I was overwhelmed by the amount of seed I had to buy, the amount of fertilizer, the wastage,” recalls Reid.

Reid quickly realized that gardening was not made easy for beginners. She was frustrated that she had to measure manually the correct distance between the seeds, as well as to pay a small fortune to buy what she needed, since everything came in bulk — so she decided to put her young mind to work.

“I wanted to come up with…

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