Over a quarter of the British people are growing their own fruit and vegetables, according to new research released today by B&Q. The survey digs deep and reveals the latest trends in who’s growing what, where and why. Some of the top findings include:
26% of British are growing their own, with a further one in ten considering starting
People save over £200 a year on their grocery bill by growing their own produce
Southerners are more likely to grow their own than Northerners Sales at B&Q also reflect the trend for people ‘giving it a grow’. Sales of glass greenhouses have increased by 75% year-on-year, compared to just 15% for smaller growhouses. The research supports these figures with 36% of the population claiming to own a greenhouse – suggesting people are growing larger numbers of plants and vegetables and trading up in order to do the job properly

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