Posted on 20 March 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Gardens Growing with Sluggish Economy

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graph_upBy Michelle Fabio

A recent KCAU-TV report says that sales of vegetable plants will continue to rise throughout 2009, showing a further trend in home gardens.

Horticulturist Dale Lindgren of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center cites two main reasons for the increased interest in home gardening: food safety concerns and the poor economy.

One of the plants especially benefiting from more people gardening is, not surprisingly, our beloved heirloom tomatoes.

Are you and/or others you know gardening more because of the economy or food safety concerns?

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