If there is one good thing to come out of the coronavirus lockdowns, it’s how so many people started gardening. Though gardening has always been a very popular hobby, it has really taken off since the start of the pandemic, as evidenced by seed shortages in various states across the country. During the Covid pandemic, produce prices also saw an increase as transportation became more difficult. This has been a further incentive for many who weren’t already joyously planting away to consider growing their own produce.
With the lockdown constantly a looming possibility, and in some places still in effect, millennials, gen-Z, our parents, and boomers alike are beginning to dabble in gardening. California gardeners are no stranger to the grow-it-yourself mentality. The region offers a mild and temperate climate, ideal for cultivating a large variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants and home gardens just as, if not more, popular as ever we’ve looked into some of the biggest trends in gardening.