Greenhouse demand rising in UK

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Allotment waiting lists have grown by 20 per cent in 2010, new research shows.

The study by Mintel also revealed that one in five UK consumers now grow their own fruit and vegetables.

According to the report, modern city dwellers have a growing love of gardening which has coincided with a rising demand for fresh, organic produce.

Commenting on the research, Marc Rosenberg, news editor at Amateur Gardening Magazine, suggested that growing fruit and vegetables in a home garden can give "a real sense of satisfaction".

"To grow vegetables which you can harvest and enjoy with your family is a great benefit and people enjoy getting out there and actually nurturing something for a bit and to see it right through to their plate," he said.

Mr Rosenberg also observed that many new vegetable varieties have come onto the market in recent years, with some having the added benefit of being resistant to pests and diseases.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 01 November 2010
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