Gardening in Pandemic

Despite the overall economic downturn across many industries, gardening businesses are booming, and nurseries are struggling to keep up with demand. Companies like Burpee, a seed provider, have sold more packets of seeds this spring than in the company’s 144 history. Additionally, the Royal Horticultural Society of the United Kingdom observed a 500% increase in the number of people seeking gardening advice on its website. 

Tomy Avent, founder of Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC, credits the surge primarily to persons with existing gardens, but notes, “we see a tremendous number of younger people, generations X, Y, and Z. They’re learning to garden more sustainably.”

For those interested summer planting will be more labor intensive due to the daily necessity of needing to water the plants, whereas in winter persons could get away with more infrequent waterings.  When combined with the increased activities of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, summer gardening can be extremely rewarding. 

To learn more about gardening, visit your community’s botanical garden this summer for fun inspirational ideas.

Source: Good News Network