There is no doubting the fact that the popularity of gardening is on the rise. In fact, it was an industry already worth more than $270 billion in the year of 2017 alone – a number that grew by as much as $10 billion in the year that followed, the year of 2018, and a number that is only likely to continue to grow in the current year and in the years that are ahead of us. And, among the oldest generations, up to 35% of people garden. Younger generations are gardening too, with adults up to age 34 making up nearly 30%, nearly one third, of the total gardening population.
Of course, there are some things to keep in mind when you are looking to garden. First of all, it is important to note that just about anyone can be a gardener, no matter what kind of space they are working with. Even someone with no real access to outdoor spaces can garden, thanks to the fact that houseplants are more common and affordable than ever. In fact, up to 30% of all people now have at least one houseplant, with many have quite a few more even than that. Houseplants and herb gardens and even floating gardens can be creative ways to utilize an indoor space – and can beautify it and improve overall quality of living in that space as well, something that certainly should not be underestimated in terms of overall importance, to say the very least on the subject matter.
If you’re cultivating an outside garden, you will need to consider how much money to set aside, as such an endeavor is going to be at least slightly more expensive than having houseplants and the like. Fortunately, there are averages that one can work off of. In the year of 2016, for instance, the average gardener was likely to spend just over $141 on various gardening supplies, though this is a number that will certainly vary from case to case. You can certainly garden on a budget, but this might limit the size and overall scope that your are capable of gardening to. Fortunately, there are a great many options out there for smaller scale gardens.
If you’re new to gardening and not really sure where to start, you should consider going to a home garden center with a plant nursery. Garden centers with a plant nursery will be able to meet all of your gardening needs and can provide you with access to the gardening information that you need as well. A plant nursery will provide you with many plants to choose from, but of course this can also seem somewhat overwhelming, especially to a novice with not much experience in such a setting. Fortunately, employees of the home garden center will likely be able to provide a good deal of help in said plant nursery, where they can direct towards the plants you will have success growing. When in the plant nursery, consider buying only plants that are native to the region, as they will be both easier to care for as well as better for the environment, two key things that any gardener should be keeping in mind.
Going to a plant nursery for indoor gardening is also an option, as the typical plant nursery is likely to have a number of different houseplants and plants that thrive in indoor settings more than readily available. For a great many indoor gardeners, the average plant nursery provides a hugely valuable resource indeed. Ultimately, the plant nursery is important to the gardener, no matter how they garden or what plants they even ultimately choose.
At the end of the day, understanding that gardening, like anything else, comes with a learning curve is also something that is very important to do. There will definitely be times when your gardening endeavors do not work as you might have wished them to. Fortunately, like anything else, there is considerable room for growth (no pun intended) and you will almost definitely gain more skills in this arena as time passes on. At the end of the day, gardening is a past time that only more and more people are going to begin to enjoy.