A Closer Look At Gardening In The United States

For many people, gardening is a great way to pass the time, a hobby that has more than held up over the years. After all, gardening is even considered to be on the rise – especially among younger people. The data that has been collected on the subject even more than backs this up, showing that more than one quarter (around 29%, to be just a bit more exact) of all gardeners in the United States fall between the youthful ages of 18 and 34. Older generations, who make up about 35% of the total gardening population seen throughout the country, are passing along their love of gardening and of growing things, something that can be seen in many other sectors of the gardening world. In total, it has been found that more than 117 million people in the United States gardened at some point throughout the year of 2017 alone. In the years that have followed since, this number has truly only continued to climb and grow.

After all, there are many things that can go into the cultivation of the perfect garden, many supplies that must be acquired. For one thing, you’ll want to have the proper gear for yourself in order to ensure that gardening is as comfortable an activity as is possible. For many people, the proper gardening gloves are something of an absolute must. After all, you’ll be working in dirt and among bugs, some of which might bite – but wearing gardening gloves can prevent you from coming to any harm. This is also something that holds true for handling plants that might be spiky or otherwise painful to the touch.

And other gardening tools are necessary as well. Having the right implements for shoveling, planting, and caring for your plants is needed. Even the right watering can can end up making a big difference, as getting one that has too powerful of a stream can actually cause a great deal of damage to a new and freshly germinating garden. Having the right type of soil is also a must, as the soil is critical for the overall health of what you plant within it. Fortunately, having a green thumb is not the only requirement for gardening. Even those who feel that they might not naturally be gifted with a green thumb can find plants that work for them.

After all, gardening should be something that is accessible to just about everyone, green thumb or not, as gardening comes in all shapes and sizes. For one thing, some people will choose to grow strictly flowers, while others prefer more useful gardens and instead invest in herbs and vegetable starters. For the novice gardener just testing out their green thumb for the first time, buying a plant that has already sprouted and only needs to be transplanted is an option too. More advanced gardeners with a green thumb firmly in place might choose to instead grow their plants from the seed up. Going to a garden store near you can help you to decide which path might be the best one for you and your garden, green thumb or not.

If you’ve got a green thumb, then you’ll know that you can grow things just about anywhere. A modified garden of sorts can even be had by those who don’t have any significant outdoor space in which to grow things. Fortunately, there are a number of different solutions to this problem. For one thing, you can get outdoor planter boxes. In addition to this, simply growing plants inside is also possible and highly feasible so long as you get some amount of light inside your home or, as the case is likely to be, your apartment. In fact, houseplants are widely grown, with nearly one third of all homes having at least one of them, if not many more than that. Plants and succulents that are low maintenance are also popular, especially among those who are just at the beginning stages of cultivating a green thumb, as they are hard to kill and hugely hardy, meaning that there is some wiggle room in terms of trial and error when it comes to caring for them.

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