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Home grown: Backyard vegetable gardens are booming

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A red wagon sits in a path waiting to haul fertilizer or a child at a community garden where local gardeners are preparing to plant this year's crop. People wait for spots to open at the West Side Community Garden in New York, as a record number of Americans plant edible gardens this year. (Photo/Holly Fletcher)


Bags of fertilizer sit near raised beds as part of spring preparations at West Side Community Garden at West 89th Street in Manhattan, New York, where people are beginning to plant vegetables for a summer harvest. There are limited spots available in the community garden and people wait for a spot to open up. (Photo/Holly Fletcher)

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The Victory Garden is making a comeback. Whether to save the planet, eat better, pinch pennies, or all three, people are tilling the soil in record numbers.