More than six out of ten city inhabitants desire to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables, but believe it is impossible.


More than six out of ten city inhabitants desire to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables, but believe it is impossible.

Even if they don’t have a garden or outdoor area, one-fifth of city people want to cultivate strawberries, peppers, and garlic.

More than six out of ten city people want to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables, yet four out of ten believe it is impossible due to their location.

According to a survey of 1,500 city dwellers in the United Kingdom, strawberries, peppers, and garlic are the foods they want to cultivate for themselves the most.

However, one-fifth of respondents don’t have access to a garden or outside space, and 35% find it difficult to maintain a plant-friendly temperature.

Other obstacles to growing at home include a lack of expertise (38%) and natural light (32%) as well as just forgetting to care for plants (32 percent).

Samsung UK commissioned the study in order to promote Project Plant, an urban farm-to-table pizza pop-up created in conjunction with social business GreenLab.

“We are thrilled to see that so many people are already producing their own produce, and that linked technology is considered as a vital component of building the future of our homes and cities,” said Amy Campbell of Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland.

“We intend to further inspire our clients through Project Plant by demonstrating how connected technology can assist power small-space growing.”

According to the report, 35% want to cultivate their own because they feel homegrown foods will provide them with higher nutrients, and 27% want to teach their children how to grow food.

A third simply wishes to consume more fruits and vegetables in general.

It also discovered that Gen Z is the next green-fingered generation, with nearly three-quarters of 18-24 year olds cultivating crops and plants, including on their windowsills (23%), in their beds, and in their living rooms (20 percent).

Almost four out of ten teenagers are doing so to gain access to fresher food, while 35% want to save money and 33% want to help the environment.

It was also discovered that 45 percent of city-dwelling adults utilize technology to cultivate plants and food at home, including using it to adjust fertilizers, control soil temperature, and moisture.

More than a quarter would profit from a linked hub to turn on growing lamps during the colder months, while four out of ten would welcome digital reminders via apps to water their leafy pals.

As 74 percent of those live in cities, the adoption of technology could mean an urban agricultural future for them. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.


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