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Table 1 Overview of quantitative data obtained from n = 16 FHGs in 1998 and 2013

From: The changing face of farmers’ home gardens: a diachronic analysis from Sillian (Eastern Tyrol, Austria)

Year 1998 2013 p
Garden size
 Mean 65.56 48.13 p = 0.056
 Median 66 34  
 Std. deviation 28.467 37.352  
 Minimum 30 9  
 Maximum 105 134  
 Range 75 125  
Occurrence
 Mean 39.19 40.00 p = 0.799
 Median 38.50 32.50  
 Std. deviation 12.55 16.90  
 Minimum 21.00 16.00  
 Maximum 68.00 69.00  
 Range 47.00 53.00  
Abundance
 Mean 691.75 487.13 p = 0.027
 Median 681.00 335.00  
 Std. deviation 310.23 329.14  
 Minimum 220.00 87.00  
 Maximum 1138.00 1196.00  
 Range 918.00 1109.00  
Plant use characteristics (occ.) Min/Max/Mean Min/Max/Mean  
 Ornamental occurrence 1/31/17.13 2/40/18.56 p = 0.880
 Ornamental abundance 14/301/118.50 6/414/115.50 p = 0.492
 Food occurrence 6/33/16.63 10/53/23.25 p = 0.002
 Food abundance 157/1007/506.94 86/1029/398.63 p = 0.047
  Spice occurrence 1/16/6.19 1/22/7.88 p = 0.137
  Spice abundance 34/821/170.69 7/420/125.44 p = 0.138
 Customs occurrence 0/5/0.81 0/21/2.5 p = 0.147
 Customs abundance 0/25/2.19 0/62/11.81 p = 0.042
 Fertiliser occurrence 0 0/12/0.94 p = 0.189
 Fertiliser Abundance 0 0/314/21.63 p = 0.205
 VetMed occurrence 0/2/0.63 0/10/0.81 p = 0.029
 VetMet abundance 0/102/11 0/130/10.19 p = 0.186
 Fodder occurrence 0/3/0.31 0/1/0.31 p = 0.792
 Fodder abundance 0/102/9 0/20/3.50 p = 0.322
 Human medicinal occurrence 0/9/2.63 0/39/5.88 p = 0.121
 Human medicinal abundance 0/25/2.19 0/62/11.81 p = 0.782
Occurrence per area
 Mean 0.7135 1.203 p = 0.021
 Median 0.6236 1.1937  
 Variance    
 Std. deviation 0.39 0.72  
 Minimum 0.31 0.25  
 Maximum 1.63 2.78  
 Range 1.33 2.53  
Abundance per area
 Mean 11.31 12 p = 0.700
 Median 10.75 10.81  
 Variance 21.08 30.03  
 Std. deviation 4.59 5.45  
 Minimum 4.67 3.37  
 Maximum 19.39 22.31  
 Range 14.72 18.95  
Relative occurrence
 Mean 17.71 16.73 p = 0.536
 Median 17.26 13.6  
 Std. deviation 5.63 7.07  
 Minimum 9.42 6.69  
 Maximum 30.49 28.82  
 Range 21.08 22.18  
Relative abundance
 Mean 6.25 6.25 p = 1.000
 Median 6.16 4.23  
 Std. deviation 2.8 4.22  
 Minimum 1.99 1.12  
 Maximum 10.28 15.35  
 Range 8.29 14.23