34 million backyard garden plots

If you are already looking over the spring seed catalogs, you must belong to one of the 34 million US households growing their own vegetables. According to a 1980-81 Gallup Organization survey conducted for Gardens-for-All, 43 percent of America's family- units were working at being urban farmers on backyard plots averaging just over 600 square feet. Another 8 million are pot-gardeners, growing vegetables in containers on patios, balconies , and terraces. The survey found the greatest number of home gardeners of this kind in the Midwest, with the Eastern states next and then the South.

Backyard and pot gardens of this kind are estimated to produce edibles whose value would total $15 billion a year.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK