COVID-19 Encourages Gardening to Increase
Imagine the grass is green, the birds are chirping, the
temperature is rising and time seems to be standing still.
Even though the pandemic is here, so is spring and
people have been out and about planting gardens. With
the sales of plants and produce seeds are up at an all
time high, per FORBES magazine.
Per a representative from Tractor Supply,
when asked, what is the motivation for people to start
gardening? She said “When people were furloughed or in
some cases, let go they went home and suddenly they’re
living with their yard in a way they’ve never lived with it
A representative for Lowes, said “If there is any thing
that motivates people to garden it’s a combination of a lot
of time and spring time.” Rocky Smith an amateur
gardener who planted her garden in April said “I wanted
something to do during lock down that was productive, Me
daughter and I go in the garden and look every morning to
see what is grown. It is exciting for both of us to see and it
a science lesson for my preschooler.” Lacey like others
opted to by seeds and start an in-ground garden. This
type of garden is more traditional with tilling the ground
and planting seeds into the tilled-up dirt.
The container gardens are becoming a popular trend,
right now. This type of garden is planting plants or seeds
in a container of soil, for instance swimming pools.
Roger Davis, a gardener that uses container gardens
says “Container gardening is easier to contain and
something I can manage with my age.” Carolyn has used
all sorts of containers from raised garden containers to
swimming pools. She also used already grown plants and
seeds planted in potting soil.
With this pandemic coming to an end and people
getting back to work it is difficult to say if this trend will k
continue. With all the gardens growing whether a flower
garden or a produce garden, it is improving the