Garden center business blooming as home gardening picks up
With everyone stuck at home, many people are taking up gardening as a new hobby. Gardening offers a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors, as well as providing a source of food to prevent risky trips to the grocery store. Local garden centers have seen a big uptick in business as a result.
For many people, this is their first foray into horticulture. John Gebhardt, manager of Meadow Farms Nurseries & Landscape on Berryville Pike, offers some advice to new gardeners: grow what you would want to eat. But until the weather warms up, stick with cool season crops, such as lettuce, broccoli, squash and kale. Warm season crops, such as tomatoes, grow best in 70-degree weather. A good rule of thumb is to plant warm season crops after Mother’s Day.
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