Good news for folks who have taken to the dirt during the pandemic. Princeton Study Finds That Home Gardening Makes You Happier. “This emotional well-being (EWB) that the study tracked was higher for vegetable gardeners than for ornamental gardeners. This might be because of the relationship you build with your vegetable plants as you watch them grow and mature over the course of the planting season.” (I’m not yet building relationships with my vegetables. But a few more weeks of sheltering in place could change that.)