2018 Edible Gardening Trends

| 3/15/2018 9:41:00 AM

Garden Media GroupToday it is almost impossible to escape social media, instant news, 24/7 connectivity and the mental exhaustion that follows. In Garden Media Group's 17th annual Garden Trends Report for 2018: Nature's Rx for Mental Wellness, nature is the best medicine.

The rising trend of wellness isn't just about what you put in your body; it's about keeping the mind and spirit healthy, too.

Here's a snapshot of the 2018 Garden Trends: Nature's Rx for Mental Wellness. The complete report is available for free download on Garden Media's Grow! blog (link to blog at bottom of page).

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Grow Your Own Protein

There is a new consumer in town: The Flexitarian. Flexitarians are eating more plants and eating meat less often. Growing clean, sustainable, protein-rich foods at home is providing more control to the consumer. Keeping a balanced diet starts with feeding plants the right nutrients such as Espoma's new organic liquid plant food line.

Gardeners tend to plant more transplants as they are introducing something new to a garden. Growing healthy seedlings that are rich in protein, such as edamame, peas and quinoa, will help keep profits up and consumers happy.