At the age of 23, I opened a gardening retail outlet, “Hydro Gro Garden Centre” located at the corner of Howard and Cabana in Windsor, Ontario. I retailed my hand-built new concept superior custom grow system to hobbyists and home gardeners. Customers were truly amazed when they looked behind the divider wall and saw that I was manufacturing everything on premises, including a finishing and detailing department, as they assumed they were built in a factory somewhere else and I was just ordering them. I also manufactured my own line of nutrients and propagated and sold a very wide variety of different types of beautifully grown flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. One of my highlight developments was a herb, small plant/vegetable or flower garden, with light, timer, and irrigation system. It’s a complete grow system in a picture frame that you hang on your wall.