David Domoney is the landscape designer behind the amazing “Naked Garden” exhibit that Camilla Parker, the Duchess of Cornwall has recently visited. The exhibit is sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements and boasts some incredibly expensive plants that are grown without soil. These special plants were used to make the world’s most expensive salad, which the Duchess had the honor of tasting.
What makes the salad worth $637 are its fresh hydroponically-grown ingredients. These vegetables (lettuce and tomatoes among them) are grown in large transparent containers and have no soil around heir roots. Instead, water and nutrients are allowed to directly penetrate the plant. This is a very expensive method of growing plants, so it’s only natural that any food that is made with these ingredients must have a steep price.
Domoney himself said: “the plants on display are all kept alive right till the point they are put in the salad so this is the freshest green salad you will ever eat. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive as the growing of the plants like this is very labour intensive”.