I guess I'd better hit the garden centers early this year:
From USA Today:
Hard economic times are acting like instant fertilizer on an industry that had been growing slowly: home vegetable gardening.
Veggie seed sales are up double-digits at the nation's biggest seed sellers this year.
What's more, the number of homes growing vegetables will jump more than 40% this year compared with just two years ago, projects the National Gardening Association, a non-profit organization for gardening education.
"As the economy goes down, food gardening goes up," says Bruce Butterfield, the group's research director. "We haven't seen this kind of spike in 30 years."
Personally, I'm glad to see this (though I always thought it was a law in the Midwest that you had to grow your own tomatoes.) I do wonder if we'll see a spike in prices this year. Last year, bell pepper plants were going as high as $6 each in my city.