Garden Statistics

Garden Statistics

Did you see the word statistics and think it’s not interesting ? Trust me, this article will be very enlightening and fun to read. Here are some gardening statistics and fun facts. 

Did you know fun facts about gardening? 

  • Tomatoes: found 86% of peoples' food gardens and garden centers
  • 47% of food gardeners have cucumbers
  • 46% of food gardeners plant sweet peppers
  • Onions: found in 32% of food gardens
  • Hot peppers: found in 31% of food gardens
  • Beans: make up 39% of the food gardens
  • Lettuce: found in 28% of food gardens
  • Carrots: make up 34% of food gardens
  • Sweet corn: account for 23% of peoples' food gardens
  • Peas: found in 24% of food gardens
  • Per the Garden Research's 2018 National Gardening Survey, 11% of Gardeners are 18-29-year-olds, 21% are 30-49-year-olds, 29% are 50-64 year-olds, and the other 39% are predominately 65 years and older or younger than 18
  • In terms of gender, 54% percent of gardeners are female
  • Meanwhile, older people – at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and advised to stay at home as much as possible – are among those most likely to have access to a garden.
  • Just 8% of people aged 65 years and over are without access to any kind of private outdoor space and ground gardens
  • Cactus and succulent sales increased by 25% when compared to the previous year
  • The DIY gardening stats show that the people more likely to be gardeners have a 33% chance of having a college degree, 47% of them have full-time employment, and 22% of them are retired
  • Kitchen gardening facts and stats show that people grow food at home for fun (22%) and to save up on money (15%)
  • Scientific facts about gardening show that those who regularly garden have a 36% lower risk of dementia
  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature has only assessed 10% (28,265) of the known species of plants
  • Of this number, 13,000 (45%) ended up on its Red List as being threatened with extinction in the wild
  • One of the sad facts about these plants is that we simply don't know the status of the remaining 90% and whether they're safe, vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered
  • Roughly 80% of original forests have been lost
  • 73 percentage of people choose to grow flowers, shrubs and vegetable gardening
  • Container gardening ranks high on the list of interests for 32 percent of gardeners in a city like Bangalore
  • 46% of gardeners say indoor gardening is meaningful, with houseplant being a favored hobby
  • Vegetable seeds are the most popular seeds purchased online, with a massive 48% share in the market
  • According to the annual National Gardening Survey, 35% are of the older generation, but the younger generation is rapidly increasing in green fingers
  • 29% of younger households (18-34 years) are of the most popular home garden groups at the moment, and the numbers are only increasing
  • Indoor gardening has also increased miraculously by 30%
  • Since 2012, community gardens have increased by 44%
  • This is a massive growth of 22% since last year
  • Even though many people grow vegetables and fruits at home for fun, the vital thing to remember is to respect our farmers as they contribute to 65% of our natural food sources
  • Among those gardening or caring for their lawn during the outbreak, the primary reasons for doing so are to stay busy (54%), to feel a sense of accomplishment (49%), to reduce stress (48%) and to access fresh food (33%)
  • When asked about reasons for gardening and growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gen Zers (22%), millennials (21%) and Gen Xers (21%) are much more likely to cite reducing trips to the store as a reason for doing so than senior citizens (9%)
  • Nearly half (49%) are actually spending more time outside now than they did before the outbreak began
  • Two thirds (67%) of adults are growing or plan to grow edible plants, including homegrown vegetables (52%), herbs (33%) and fruits (31%)
  • The top sources for advice include home and garden websites (44%), their family (40%) and experts at local garden centers or hardware stores (37%)
  • But nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of those who get advice are turning to mobile apps, including 29% of millennials and 25% of Gen Zers
  • The average size of Bangalore vegetable gardens are 600 square feet, while most gardens are actually around 96 square feet
  • People are 25 percent more likely to pay more for eco-friendly products and donate money to environmental causes
  • Gardening homeowners are also 26 percent more likely to buy locally grown food
  • 65% of these folks said they decided to plant a vegetable garden because of the pandemic

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