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"The way you write science fiction is: you sit down at your writing machine and you open your mind to the first thought that comes through."
- Frederik Pohl

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 the asteroid garden from Asteroid of Fear (1951) by Raymond Z. Gallun, Martian sawgrass" from QRM - Interplanetary (1942) by George O. Smith and lifezones from Tides of Light (1989) by Gregory Benford

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