Is 2020 the year of the garden? Anecdotally, more people are expanding their gardens or testing whether they have a green thumb for the first time.
Garden centers and garden-related industries have reported an increase in seed and product sales during the pandemic. There’s even been talk of COVID-19 “victory gardens,” a throwback to the historical gardens of World War II.
But the benefits aren’t just physical. Gardening, green spaces and plants can boost mental health as well.
On Thursday at 9 a.m., MPR News host Kerri Miller will talk with two guests about the power of plants and talk with listeners about how to make their vegetables and blooms thrive.