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Plant Your Veggies!
In response to increased prices at the grocery store, some shoppers are planting veggies at home, in order to save some green while going green. Realizing that almost any lawn can be turned into a full-fledged vegetable garden, they are learning the tricks of the homegrown produce trade.
A garden center in Portland, OR is reporting that vegetable plant sales are up 43%, while flower sales are down 16%. Bruce Butterfield, a research director for the National Gardening Association predicts that 2008 will be another big year for veggie gardening, due to “the combination of gas prices, food prices and people staying home because the world’s gone crazy.”
The start-up costs of planting a vegetable garden are very small, especially if you use seeds. A seed packet only costs a dollar or two, and after that, the investment is little money, just time spent on tending to the plants.
Do you have a vegetable garden already? If not, have you considered creating one? [The Wall Street Journal]