Green Thumbs Gain Popularity As People Try To Save Some Green

By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email
By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email

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In this economy, many ideas are cropping up to help people save money. This spring, more and more people are turning dirt to save money at the dinner table.

Daniel Blaha is getting his garden ready for seed planting. He plans to grow a lot of his own food this year and it's not just for fun.

"This is just kind of another one of those things that was a hobby and now is more of a necessity," said Blaha.

He's just one of many people now developing green thumbs to save money. At Johnson's Garden Centers they can't keep enough seed packets in stock.

"We've been restocking and they get them shipped out to us pretty quick but they've been selling out faster than they normally do," said owner Marty Johnson.

From melons to peas and even pepper seeds, sales are up at least 50% this spring. Johnson says it all comes down to people cutting costs where they can.

"If you look at this for a $1.79 on these peas you'll probably get 50 feet of peas and at the grocery store $50 or $60 worth. It's a great value doing it yourself," said Johnson.

Blaha can vouch for the value of a little labor,"Last year I think we saved somewhere around $200 and this year I'm hoping we can double that."

So with some determination and a lot of digging, people can really see their savings grow along with their gardens.

You don't need a lot fo space to plant, either. Container gardens are growing in popularity. It's perfect for those who live in apartments.

For more information on how to get started you can check out the link below this website.

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