People are taking to gardening again it seems. But it's not as a relaxing hobby – this new school of gardeners are hitting the soil to grow serious food.

Spurned on by the sagging economy, people are reviving the idea of the home (or apartment) victory garden to save money and eat healthier. A National Gardening Association report predicts a 19 percent increase in home gardening in 2009, and more than half of their survey respondants said they planned to start a garden this year. The Burpee Seed company had a 20% jump in sales last year, and sold 15,000 kits for first-time gardeners.

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