Thursday, March 12, 2009

Seed companies have a bumper crop of customers

Seed sales are up 20 to 30 percent at wholesalers such as Irish Eyes Garden Seeds in Ellensburg because of the bad economy and worries about genetically modified crops. Burpee, the world's largest seed company, says it's selling thousands of a $10 "Money Garden" package that it says will grow $650 worth of vegetables.

By Erik Lacitis

Out here on a farm just off Interstate 90, Greg and Sue Lutovsky hear every day how the economy is going.

Not so great for everybody else, excellent for them.

America had its Victory Gardens in backyards during World War II — not just for the food, but also to boost morale.

Now Victory Gardens are making a comeback: the 2009 Recession version.

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