A Growing Demand for Gardening During the Pandemic


RANDOLPH, Wis. (WMTV) – As the pandemic continues into its second spring, local garden centers prepare for another season of blooming sales.

Prior to 2020, Matt Berg from Madison didn’t have much of a green thumb.

“I tried growing tomatoes, but I just tried growing them out of pots and it didn’t work as well,” Berg said.

But when the pandemic had him working from home, his passion for planting really took root.

“Just something to do, you know working from home, wanting to get out, to just do something. It was kind of a break in the day to go check on the plants, give them a little water and just kind of watch them and monitor them more than I could before,” Berg said.

Jeanne Louther and her family built a raised garden for their home garden in Madison. It’s something she said she wouldn’t have done if she didn’t work from home.

“It’s something I would have talked…

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