Results for - Calling all veggie gardeners!

1,691 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you have a vegetable garden?

Yes
30%
503 votes
No
66%
1,119 votes
Undecided
4%
69 votes

2. If not, why not?

No place for one
30%
502 votes
No time for one
16%
268 votes
No desire for one
18%
310 votes
I'd like to, but my spouse, significant other, etc. doesn't want me to dig up the yard.
2%
40 votes
N/A
40%
678 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
60 votes

3. If so, why do you?

To save money
13%
225 votes
The food from my garden tastest *sooooo* much better
26%
438 votes
My parents did, and I just always have
7%
116 votes
To teach the kids
6%
109 votes
For relaxation
13%
214 votes
To feed the bugs
2%
31 votes
N/A
63%
1,057 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
21 votes

4. For those that don't have a garden, please answer the following question with your "fantasy garden desires." First, how do you garden?

Above ground, in raised beds
23%
382 votes
Straight in the soil, the old-fashioned way
42%
707 votes
Just in containers
18%
312 votes
I have a few herbs on the window sill--that counts!
15%
248 votes
Other (please specify)
14%
236 votes

5. I once read that the difference between an avid gardener and a compulsive gardener is that an avid gardener gives tomatoes to co-workers, friends, family and neighbors, and a compulsive gardener breaks into vehicles at Walmart to leave tomatoes on the car seats of strangers. Be honest now, are you a compulsive gardener, at least a little?

I've never broken into cars, but I've been known to chase the arch-enemy squash beetle in a bathrobe and slippers
6%
98 votes
I've been observed pulling up weeds at night with a flashlight--(candles are even better)
6%
97 votes
When there are water restrictions I save the water from dishwashing to pour on my beloved tomatoes, to say nothing of the buckets I force everyone to use in the shower
5%
86 votes
I often refer to seed and garden catalogs as pornography
3%
58 votes
At last count, I had over a hundred recipes for zucchini
3%
45 votes
I've spent more on canning equipment that I'll ever save on veggies so I can brag about the money I've saved
3%
43 votes
N/A
79%
1,337 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
21 votes

6. For those who checked one or more boxes on the last question, have you already begun planning what you are growing next year? And Happy Gardening to All!

Yes
15%
251 votes
No
24%
403 votes
Not Applicable
61%
1,037 votes
07/17/2015 Living 1691 23 By: susand24224

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