Americans are turning to all sorts of new or reinvigorated pursuits amidst the shelter in place order due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including binge-watching, bread-baking, puzzle-mastering – and even victory gardens.

The latter of those has been a boon for Mill Valley garden supply shops like Green Jeans Garden Supply In Strawberry, according to KTVU.

”We have had a large increase of customers buying vegetable starts, fruit trees, vegetable seed,” co-owner Kevin Sadlier told KTVU. He has been busy with both old and new customers. I think people are hunkering down and are beginning to wonder about the food supply coupled with the fact they are hunkered down. And they want to have something to do at home. Gardening is a perfect activity for the family.”

Victory gardens came about during World War I and again during World War II. The government encouraged the public to grow food at home to feed their families.