Money & health motivating people to try gardening


POSTED: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9:34am

Two main reasons seem to be motivating people to get their hands dirty and try again at growing a garden: health concerns and grocery store prices.

Shelley Stapley digs up weeds in her backyard garden.

She knows what goes into growing her tomatoes, beets and lettuce; it's a healthy alternative that is attracting more people into the garden.

"I think more people are aware of pesticides," said gardener Shelley Stapley.

Health concerns are a big reason business is blossoming right now.

Other things driving the interest in home gardens is the high cost of food in the produce store, as well as getting kids involved in eating vegetables.

"You need lots of patience, you can't give up, you just keep going," said Stapley.

If you're interested in starting a garden but don't have the space, you might be amazed at how much you can grow in boxes and pots.

Talk to your nursery, it doesn't take much room to grow tomatoes or fresh herbs.

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