If you have a bit of extra green space at home, this summer may be the time to consider creating your own vegetable garden and growing your own food to live a greener lifestyle. The benefits of going green by growing your own food are many – reduced costs when you’re grocery shopping, ensuring everything is truly organic, and significantly reducing your carbon footprint.
In this infographic created by MNN and the National Gardening Association, you can see the most popular vegetables cultivated in home gardens around the United States, as well as a handful of other interesting statistics that should motivate you to get out and plant your own garden at home!
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If any of the most popular varieties shown in the infographic above are making your mouth water for some home-grown veggies, be sure to get out and pick up some seeds to plant over the weekend.
And if you live in an area where you don’t have green space, check out our article on “Patio Farming”, or starting a vegetable garden in containers.