Dobbies plant buyer Neil Cummings said he has seen huge rises in purchases of vegetable seed, plants, herbs, fruit trees and soft fruits. "Gardens are getting smaller, and people are thinking of growing veg in containers or strawberries in a hanging basket, or espalier fruit trees, which can be grown up against the wall," he said. "There are so many opportunities, and kids can be involved and encouraged to think about fresh food."
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