US (OH): Blooming business for local greenhouses during pandemic

Business is blooming for the Toledo area’s greenhouses and nurseries amidst the coronavirus pandemic as some local retailers have run out of popular flowers and vegetables, an odd sight this early in the year.

Local gardening companies are seeing very high demand for popular flowers, such as impatiens and petunias, and vegetables due to increased interest in home gardening as a safe quarantine activity.

Some greenhouses are attempting to meet the higher demand by planting vegetables such as cucumber and zucchini earlier than usual, while others are limited in their ability to meet demand because of previous planting plans established before the coronavirus pandemic started in earnest.

Like many local businesses, greenhouses in northwest Ohio have also adapted their retail spaces to promote social distancing and keep shoppers safe.

Read more at The Blade (Jose Davila IV)


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