More and more UK citizens are growing their own fruit and veg

In the UK, some companies have seen their seed sales increase four-fold compared to last year. B&Q reports surges in blackberries, fennel, and asparagus being grown at home, with sales up 109 percent, 73 percent, and 136 percent, respectively. Nicola Parsons from Waitrose Garden said seed sales were up four-fold compared to last year.

Philippa Wright, chairman of the Guildford Allotments Co-operative Society, which has seen its waiting list double, said, "Many are growing the more expensive items, for example, asparagus, artichokes, and ginger. Fruit bushes are great for costly produce and are not always readily available, like redcurrants or gooseberries."


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