Is it the economic downturn, food safety issues or an interest in reducing food miles and improving nutrition that are driving the sales of vegetable seeds up?

Some of the major seed companies including Burpee, Park and Ferry-Morse are projecting their sales to increase 30 % this year.

And the number of homes growing vegetables will increase more than 40%  according to the National Gardening Association,

And why not? Imagine spending $25 on seeds and harvesting produce worth over $1,000  – how’s that for a good investment?

Don’t have acreage to plant? Look into options such as community gardens, sharing backyards, container gardening or taking over vacant lots for urban farming. Talk about shovel ready projects!

Have you ordered your seeds yet?