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Investigating the increase in home production horticulture and gardening due to Covid19.

As a student, I am investigating the impacts that Covid19 has had and is having on the horticulture industry. This poll will be used to calculate the increase of gardening and home production horticulture if any, caused by the outbreak.

Investigating the increase in home production horticulture and gardening due to Covid19. 30 votes

I began gardening/growing my own due to reasons directly linked to the outbreak of Covid19
6% 2 votes
I began gardening/growing my own before the outbreak, or due to other reasons
80% 24 votes
None of the above
13% 4 votes
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,786
    I doubt that my hit and miss, home grown efforts will have much of an impact on the horticulture industry. 😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,347
    Unfortunately - the majority of people on this forum are already gardeners, so I'm not sure how any info can be useful - especially from just those two questions.  A better set of options might get a more useful response :)
    I doubt the ones who have been at home more have greatly increased what they've grown either. I'm assuming this is about growing food too, but it's not terribly clear.

    Anyone assuming they can be self sufficient in food is pretty deluded anyway - it's a massive, time consuming, difficult job  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 Posts: 15,457
    I am more than happy to take part in a survey if I feel that the surveyor has put a little effort into formulating the questions . I haven't bothered with this one.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3 said:
    I am more than happy to take part in a survey if I feel that the surveyor has put a little effort into formulating the questions . I haven't bothered with this one.
    Constructive criticism is welcomed, but this is a little unspecific.
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,631
    As are the questions you pose to be honest.

    I can see the reasoning behind Questions 1 and 2 .  You are obviously looking for new gardeners and if you look thru the threads on this forum, you will get some idea of the queries posed by those who have taken to gardening in the past 12 months or so - mostly probably due to the restrictions in force re Covid. That really means that you will have to look thru the available data and do some research/investigation yourself - the point of your studies I imagine ?

    Question 3 - means absolutely nothing in this context unless you have the time and energy to work out the %age "none of the above" and process the myriad reasons.

    You are perhaps aware of the number of similar queries posted on the Forum by students such as yourself.  Most are responded to with people taking the time to help but a bit more work on your behalf is necessary too :)
     


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,335
    edited 12 January
    I think you are asking the wrong crowd or asking the wrong questions.
    Horticultural supplies have been greatly affected this year. It might be interesting to find out which products were most hit and why people think that is.
    Garden centres were affected.
    I've personally been gardening for ten years, but gardened less in 2020 than usual as I was so busy and knackered. Also, because of covid restrictions my garden was empty of friends and neighbours for most of the year, which was a downer.

    This forum has many people on it who are/were professional gardeners, run their own garden companies, ran small holdings, open their gardens to the public, are RHS trained, are life-long gardeners / allotmenteers etc.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,457
    B3 said:
    I am more than happy to take part in a survey if I feel that the surveyor has put a little effort into formulating the questions . I haven't bothered with this one.
    Constructive criticism is welcomed, but this is a little unspecific.
    As is your survey
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,808
    You are asking people on a gardening forum, generally they are already gardeners. If you asked the same question on Anglers monthly or Darts weekly,  you will get very different answers.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,457
    Ooh I've been flagged😯. What did I do?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • delskidelski Posts: 54
    You were rude.
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