Starting in 2020, physical distancing, quarantine, and social isolation have kept many at home. For some searching for ways to occupy their time, indoor gardening has helped people bring the outdoors into their homes without risking their health.
Garden Center Magazine’s “2020 State of the Industry Report,” surveyed 300 independent garden center owners and reported that 71% of plant nurseries saw a significant increase in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Indoor gardening has become the new national pastime,” said Andrew Broderson, the resident horticultural consultant at Wegman’s Nursery. “People were so eager for a new hobby, and sales have gone up considerably, which sometimes causes bottlenecks for popular items.”