Better with a friend

Gardening is even better when you do it with a friend.

It’s been estimated that 75% of the population is now involved in gardening at some level, and the percentage is only estimated to increase. This year could easily see this percentage rising due to the turmoil and uncertainty 2020 has brought.

Many looking for more stability in their lives are turning to gardening to provide for basic necessities as they see empty grocery shelves and food shortages suddenly appearing in local grocery stores. Some of this newly found gardening enthusiasm will be met with success; some will be met with mistakes and frustration.

Betty Jakum is a Penn State Master Gardener from Adams County. Penn State Cooperative Extension of Adams County is located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204, Gettysburg, phone 717-334-6271.

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