While gardening has always been a popular hobby, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 it has grown by leaps and bounds, with no signs of slowing. In fact, many seed companies, like Baker Creek Seeds, have seen a huge increase in demand, and many have had to shut down their sites because they simply cannot keep up with the volume of sales. Here are the top reasons many homeowners cite for starting a garden:
While fruits and vegetables are a popular choice among gardeners, growing flowers is the most popular gardening activity at nearly 73% of surveyed homeowners. However, many casual gardeners do not take pollinators into consideration when choosing their plants. Attracting wildlife such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds not only makes your garden more visually appealing, it also helps your garden and the local ecosystem. So whether you’re planning to update a current garden or you’re starting a brand new one, here are some tips on how to attract more pollinators. The best part is that these tips work great whether you have a lot of space or you’re growing on a balcony!