Life with COVID-19 has driven more people outside with trowel and kale seeds in hand, and pandemic gardens are on the rise. More than one-fourth (26%) of American consumers surveyed in a recent Packaged Facts’ National Online Consumer Survey said they were planting a food garden and gave the pandemic as their primary reason for doing so.

Worries about finances and food availability were cited as leading motivators, and gardening was (and is) something to do during turbulent times. Spending more time outdoors and being rewarded with homegrown fresh food sounds like a winning formula for better health.

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