Growing our own

  • Updated: June 4, 2008 - 10:15 AM

GROWING OUR OWN

Average dollar amount spent on vegetable gardening, per U.S. household:

2006 $48

2007 $58

Change: +20 percent

Total amount spent on vegetable gardening in the United States:

2006 $1.164 billion

2007 $1.421 billion

Change +22 percent

Percentage of U.S. households participating in vegetable gardening:

2006 and 2007 (unchanged)

22 percent

Average amount spent on herb gardening, per U.S. household:

2006 $22

2007 $32

Change +45 percent

Total spent on herb gardening in the United States

2006 $296 million

2007 $451 million

Change +52 percent

Source: National Gardening Association

KIM PALMER

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