Here in the United States, gardening has long been a popular past time among the older generation. As a matter of fact, they still make up around 35% of all gardeners that can be seen throughout the United States. But younger people are also taking up gardening at higher rates than ever before, with more than one quarter of all gardening households (around 29% of them, to be just a bit more specific) made up of people who fall between the ages of 18 to 34. Because of this, gardening is growing more now in popularity than ever.
And this is reflected in the growth that has been seen in the overall market for home and garden in the United States as well. For instance, it was able to increase by as much as a full $10 billion in the year of 2018 alone. In the time that has transpired since, this is a trend that has only continued onward. After all, the prior year, the year of 2017, found that well over 115 million people in this one country alone practiced gardening to some extent, at least once over that year long period. And in the years that have transpired since that, we have seen further growth in the overall gardening population.
After all, there are many ways in which one might partake in gardening. You can even grow things if you don’t have any outdoor space to do it in, something that the up to 30% of all households that have at least one houseplant will be readily and easily able to attest to. Growing a houseplant is something that will be possible in just about any home, and is something that can be done even with very little natural light. Some plants and succulents can survive under tough conditions and finding the right plant for your home is more than possible. If you have the space (and the sun) you might even try growing an herb garden in your kitchen, as this can be done inside and can pay off in many fresh herbs that you can utilize in your cooking, something that is not only enjoyable but will save you money in the long run, providing you with something that you would have otherwise had to grab from the grocery store.
If you have the space for a yard garden, you might choose to take your gardening in a different direction. Growing a vegetable garden is something that many people are trying out, as the benefits to gardening in this manner can most certainly be immense. For one thing, gardening and growing vegetables will, again, save you money. Eating out of your garden instead of going to your local grocery store is something that you can do to cut down on your overall grocery bill. Of course, gardening in this manner is also ideal from an environmental perspective, as you are again not getting as much of your produce from your local grocery store or supermarket, something that prevents it from needing to be shipped from the other side of the country before making it to your door.
You might decide to grow flowers as well. Gardening is, if anything, hugely dependent on your personal preferences as well as your location and the space that you have. The backyard garden will provide you with the most wiggle room to do what you want, but a green thumb can be cultivated in just about any space. Even if you just have small patch of yard space, you can grow something. But gardening can feel like a very daunting task. If you have question about gardening or about what to grow, consider going to a home garden center near you. The employees at these garden centers are likely to be able to answer a great many of your questions, something that can lead you to have a better experience when it comes to the actual gardening. They can advise you on what tools to use, as well as what you should plant in the first place. They can even make recommendations on where to plant various plants and how to nurture them properly.