With the rising cost of everything, don't you think everyone ought to plant a ga

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  1. Ken Barton profile image58
    Ken Bartonposted 7 years ago

    With the rising cost of everything, don't you think everyone ought to plant a garden?

    Back yard gardens, gardens on your porch, and community gardens are something I think everyone and every community ought to be working on to help survive these times.

  2. profile image0
    marellenposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I do....although I'm not practicing what I preach. I grew up eating fresh veggies from a garden my Dad and Grandmother planted. So, if  I planted a garden it would be a continuation of this.  Something definitely for me to think about.

  3. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 7 years ago

    No.  Gardens take time and some people don't have that in abundance.

  4. V Kumar profile image81
    V Kumarposted 7 years ago

    Every person must plant a tree or at least a shrub at least once every year of his life, inmy opinion. Communities coming together to do this as anorganized project would be the best news.

  5. AJ76 profile image56
    AJ76posted 7 years ago

    it is very easy nowadays in America to grow certain fruits and vegetables. I grow my own strawberry's and tomato's using hanging plant holders like Topsy Turvey. I learned to make my own jams and sauces. You can grow them anywhere all you need is a window and sunlight. water every other day.,

  6. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    While I think gardens are wonderful in any form......from plowing a field, to a few pots on the patio, or a few herbs on the window sill, I will stop short of saying " everyone should".

    There is enough burden to modern day life already.  I will not tell my neighbor what he or she "should" do.  If they wish to attempt gardening, I will be in their corner, doing all I can do to help, just as they allow me to.

    It is very discouraging to see your first attempts or crop fail~~

  7. Rooskaya profile image48
    Rooskayaposted 7 years ago

    The rising costs certainly make me think about planting a garden and I have already decided to do one after some time.Great idea.

  8. EltMrx profile image56
    EltMrxposted 7 years ago

    Thats a great idea! On top of that if people are growing their own herbs fruits and vegetables they can help improve the economy of their town. By selling or trading what you grow you can have healthy inexpensive options for food and also increase community interaction.

    If you have the means to do it you should definitely grow a a garden.

    -EltMrx

  9. ForeclosureDJens profile image54
    ForeclosureDJensposted 7 years ago

    i definitely do. it would cut down on shipping and fuel costs of produce transportation, etc and people would get a lot healthier food, knowing exactly what was their food. there's too many processed chemicals and toxins in food nowadays and i'm convinced that fast food is literally trying to kill us.

  10. KevinTimothy profile image81
    KevinTimothyposted 7 years ago

    I think they should.  The benefits far outweigh the cons...like people thinking that it's too time consuming.  The bottom line is that if someone REALLY wants to get someting done, or have a passion for it, they will make the time.  I know people that will give celebrity news and gossip hours each week, then turn around and say that they don't have time for a garden.

    Aside from an improved personal health, gardening can be very therapeutic, economical, and great for your land value and the earth.

  11. scauthor1969 profile image78
    scauthor1969posted 7 years ago

    I would like to and have in the past but I am not planting one this year. Between the deer and squirrels eating out of it and the drought we are in it is too problematic. We would have to pay to water it and it takes too much of my time because I am the only one who will work in it.

    In lieu of planting my own garden we are going to make use of the local farmer's market so at least what we buy will be from local farmers.

 
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