Nearly 11 million households are growing some of their own food, figures reveal.
But for the majority the goal is not saving money or the environment, but rather the joys of having tastier meals and a more interesting garden.
According to a survey, a herb plot (or pot) is the most popular addition to a garden with 18 per cent of homes growing mint, 16 per cent growing rosemary and 12 per cent growing parsley.
Fruit trees remain popular with 17 per cent growing apples and 8 per cent of homes having pears and plums.
Nearly 11 million households are growing some of their own food because it tastes better
Tomatoes are grown by 12 per cent, 11 per cent cultivate potatoes and 10 per cent