March 23rd, 2009
By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now
A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible
– Welsh proverb
The recession-fueled increase in home gardening of vegetables, herbs, fruit and berries is creating another boom: seed sales.
Seven million more households are planning to grow food for themselves this year than in 2008, a 19 percent increase, according to a recent National Gardening Association report. That’s a pretty significant number, given the fact that 31 percent of all American households already garden for food. And it is likely that their 19 percent estimate is growing every day.