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"I've been very obsessive about writing science fiction for far too many years. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have given up years ago."
- Charles Stross

Spaceship Garden  
  A fully-enclosed garden on a spaceship producing edible foodstuffs.  

This is an early reference to this idea.

We visited the many laboratories where the master of the Maritia spent his days. We saw the gardens, flooded with artificial sunlight, planted with everything imaginable, that supplied the necessary food.
From The Heritage of the Earth, by Harley S. Aldinger.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1932
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Compare to Martian sawgrass from QRM - Interplanetary (1942) by George O. Smith, the asteroid garden from Asteroid of Fear (1951) by Raymond Z. Gallun, bubble world from At the Bottom of a Hole (1966) by Larry Niven, the lunar greenhouse tunnel from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert Heinlein and lifezones from Tides of Light (1989) by Gregory Benford.

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