Sometimes a pretty picture is s good as a long article. The following graphic was taken from the Mother Nature Network. Check out their website. They got their information from the National Gardening Association which is a great website and resource for gardeners.
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I like seeing the amount of homes with food gardens increased by 7 million households from 2008 to 2009 which was a 6% rise. I wonder why gardening is getting more popular. Are people realizing the satisfaction of gardening, or is it a function of a bad economy and necessity. Is there anything in the graphic that strikes you?