Green thumbs are growing more than ever. Eight in 10 Americans have grown their own produce over the past year, according to new research. The study asked 2,000 nationally representative Americans about their thoughts on gardening and found 65% have tried it themselves at some point over the past year. Of those respondents who've dabbled in gardening, 76% claim it's their new hobby, and 86% have eaten the fruits of their labor. Six in 10 said that witnessing panic buying at the beginning of the pandemic inspired them to get their shovels out. In fact, nearly seven in 10 (68%) respondents believe more people should consider taking up gardening to have greater control over their food. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Tower Garden, the survey also found that half of all garden-curious respondents have considered finding a community garden to join so they don't have to rely on supermarkets as much.
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