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Old 01-24-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Sometimes it's hard to convey what one thinks is obvious on an internet board.

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Two questions arise. Does your point about food preservation not hold true for backyard gardens also? And, does that mean that you're also arguing, by extension of your position, that backyard gardens are "underpriced" in terms of cost (in time, energy, etc.) by homeowners?

My assumptions of a previous post were that backyard gardens are so common that they must have acceptable costs, and that front- and back-yard production volumes would be equal; so, a front-yard garden must also be acceptable.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Two questions arise. Does your point about food preservation not hold true for backyard gardens also? And, does that mean that you're also arguing, by extension of your position, that backyard gardens are "underpriced" in terms of cost (in time, energy, etc.) by homeowners?

My assumptions of a previous post were that backyard gardens are so common that they must have acceptable costs, and that front- and back-yard production volumes would be equal; so, a front-yard garden must also be acceptable.
Well, sure, it's true of backyard gardens as well. Anyone who actually gardens knows they are not saving money that way. I don't know how common backyard gardening is. We seem to be about the only ones in our neighborhood, though I don't know what everyone has in their backyard. One of my co-workers gardens as well. She's the one who brings in the baseball bat sized zucchinis. Gardening seemed to be more common back in Pennsylvania, possibly because it's easier to grow things there.

I don't know what point the author of your link in the OP had in mind. Most people who want to garden are already doing it, generally, but not always, in their backyards.
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