More Americans are reaping what they sow in their own backyards, according to the National Gardening Association.

A recently concluded study published by the National Gardening Association indicates clearly that majority of the Americans prefer to grow their own vegetables at home to the greatest possible extent.

The overall sales for homegrown veggie gardening have been steadily climbing since 2008. This year factors like food-price inflation, cost of fuel and winter crop damage have contributed to the record seed orders.

Local gardening professionals across the United States have been a major thrust to this movement, a big green thumbs up.

“There’s definitely been an upward trend in vegetables and fruits. You can grow it for pennies on the dollar. It tastes a lot better, fresh out of the garden. You just can’t compare that,” said Steve Bordenuk of Sixteen Acres garden center.

According to NGA estimates, on average a well-maintained food garden yields a five hundred dollar return when considering a typical gardeners investment and the market price of produce.

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