Apr 232014

Lots of Growth in Backyard Growing

Planting Green BeansFood gardening is spreading in popularity and is now more popular than flower gardening.

According to the National Gardening Association almost 42 million households grew herbs, vegetables or fruits in 2012. That’s 17 percent more than in 2008.

“I don’t think we’ve seen this type of veggie gardening activity in the U.S. since the victory gardens of the 1940s,” Susan McCoy, industry watcher and founder of Garden Media Group, said in a recent AARP article.

According to experts: Many people simply needed cheaper produce. But a growing interest in health contributed, too. If you raise organic food at home, you know it’s free of chemical sprays.

Planting beans

Remember, you don’t have to cultivate a large scale backyard garden. You can easily grow your own vegetables in buckets on a sunny porch. Lettuce greens and tomatoes are just two of the vegetables that don’t require a huge commitment of time, money or land. Have a look at the many different ways you can grow food in the back yard!

You can find some great backyard container gardening ideas here!

 

Christine

Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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