The next thing we know, you’re walking into the garden and the whole garden is red, according to a gardener at a Florida-area farm.
And that’s not just a Florida thing, either.
The Florida Department of Agriculture is reporting that the amount of red is rising as people flock to the region to plant and harvest crops for a growing population.
According to an April report from the Florida Department, the number of Floridians who live within 50 miles of a certified organic farm has nearly doubled from 7,000 to 30,000 since 2013.
Farmers are now planting a total of 5,600,000 acres, a 40 percent increase from last year.
But what happens when you’re a certified farmer, or grow a certified vegetable, or know that a certain type of flower will grow in your backyard?
The answers vary, but it’s a trend that’s catching the eye of many.
“I have been to farms all over the country and they’re all very different,” said Jessica Eichler, who farms in West Palm Beach.
“Some farms have a whole yard, others have a single tree, and still others have 10 or 12 trees.
And there are some farms that are just a bunch of rows of plants and others that are huge.
It’s hard to pick just one.”
“It’s like a tree has a little seed, it grows, and then it dies, and you’re left with a bunch,” said Eichlers husband, Greg.
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