Over 26 million Britons grew their own fruit, veg and herbs in the last year, including 7 million who used the lockdowns to grow their own food for the first time.
New research from organic health and beauty brand Weleda shows over a third (37%) intend to continue gardening post pandemic and the trend looks set to bloom as twice as many 18–34-year-olds (40%) grew for the first time compared with the over 55s (19%).
With the nation on lockdown, a third (34%) say they picked up their trowels to improve their mental wellbeing while almost two thirds (62%) say connecting with nature has had a positive impact on their mood.
Aston spoke to TV presenter Frances Tophill and Claire Hattersley, head gardener at Weleda Garden to discuss the research in further detail.
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