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Gardening on the rise as grocery budgets shrink

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By Cindy DiFazio

Staff writer/photographer

Last summer the regulars at the senior center in New Castle grew six hearty tomato plants just outside the center’s back door. The seniors tended the bright red beauties and enjoyed their flavor on salads and sandwiches.

Whether it’s six tomato plants or a half-acre garden, backyard produce may offer a safe, abundant, relatively inexpensive alternative to supermarket fruits and vegetables.

Even the First Family has broken ground on an ambitious 1,100 foot garden on the White House lawn.


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