Most agree on growing their own vegetables

SEVENTY percent answered yes to a Gisborne Herald webpoll asking people if they are growing or planning to grow their own food as fruit and vegetable costs rise.

There were 194 respondents to the poll, with 28 percent (55 voters) clicking on the “no” box and 2 percent (5) selecting the “don’t know” option.

A “yes” voter said having a garden had nothing to do with rising costs.

“It’s about knowing what you are putting into your body.”

Another agreed.

“I have always had a garden and it has nothing to do with the cost of vegetables.”

Also voting “yes”, a respondent said that just the saving in GST made it worthwhile, while another said they has always grown their own food.

One voter said it was easy to do if retired.

“But not so easy for young families.”

Another pointed out “it doesn’t take much effort to grow your own in New Zealand”.

Another of the 134 yes voters said “you’re an idiot if you don’t take advantage of our benign climate. We are able to grow a wide range of fruit and veges — from tamarillos and bananas to beans, radishes, tomatoes etc. It just takes a bit of effort.”

None of the “no” voters left a comment.

SEVENTY percent answered yes to a Gisborne Herald webpoll asking people if they are growing or planning to grow their own food as fruit and vegetable costs rise.

There were 194 respondents to the poll, with 28 percent (55 voters) clicking on the “no” box and 2 percent (5) selecting the “don’t know” option.

A “yes” voter said having a garden had nothing to do with rising costs.

“It’s about knowing what you are putting into your body.”

Another agreed.

“I have always had a garden and it has nothing to do with the cost of vegetables.”

Also voting “yes”, a respondent said that just the saving in GST made it worthwhile, while another said they has always grown their own food.

One voter said it was easy to do if retired.

“But not so easy for young families.”

Another pointed out “it doesn’t take much effort to grow your own in New Zealand”.

Another of the 134 yes voters said “you’re an idiot if you don’t take advantage of our benign climate. We are able to grow a wide range of fruit and veges — from tamarillos and bananas to beans, radishes, tomatoes etc. It just takes a bit of effort.”

None of the “no” voters left a comment.

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