Gradually, the forsythia fade. In the warmer areas of the Mediterranean lands, the blooming of the Kernobsts lights up already. Cabbage, beetroot, celery and leeks can be planted. In areas with viticulture climate even the Mediterranean, such as courgettes and artichokes. In some Places, the first peonies are sprouting. Ground frost is not expected in the lower layers so far – in short: hobby gardener to experience a dream of spring!

Switzerland, discovered the value of the small field again. Nurseries are overrun by online orders, florists must reject the Easter days customers, in the cities, there are gardens, a Run on the allotment. In times of lock downs, self-sufficiency is en vogue, and the nature of the potato culture to the tulips Strauss – more than ever, to the basic emotional food.

high season

applies exactly Only problem is that What sounds pleasing, is for the garden industry, particularly bitter. They suffer doubly under the Corona-measures of the Federal Council. “In the months of April and may, the nurseries generate with the sale of your plants is normally between 40 and 60 percent of annual sales,” says Martina Hilker from the industry Association, Jardin Suisse. “The spring is the main season for the gardener and hobby gardener.” The General demand was, prior to celebrations such as Easter are particularly heavy, “and mother’s day is at the door”.

Although many companies switch to online shop, pick-up and delivery services. But: “Depending on the operation that is, unfortunately, only between 20 and 60 percent,” says Hilker more. The current ban on the sale to meet the businesses hard: “The loss we estimate 40 to 60 million Swiss francs.”

“ban, in addition to shoots avert over the target”

the worst, calls for the Association by the Federal government for an extension of the bailout loans, the extension of short-time working and the provision of plant and flower sale. The whole is in the mind of the consumer: A Petition, addressed to Minister of economy, Guy Parmelin, has the Internet already 40’000 supporters (“flowers and plants to basic services”).

The sale also ban shoot over the target, the Aargauer CVP national councillor Marianne Binder-Keller: “That in supermarkets, outdoor areas of garden centres and farm shops can also be Andean plants only, does not change a potential of infection, if the distance requirements are complied with.” A consolation is the prospect of an easing of the Corona regime after Easter. Flattens the pandemic curve in the medium term, as experts suggest, could be the end of may, back to normal operations.

Then the best time to add the tomatoes auszupflanzen. And: Follows the summer weather-wise the model of the spring, offers hobby gardeners a delicious harvest.


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:


wash your hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. Don’t sneeze, you Sneeze into the hands, or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. Handkerchiefs to dispose of properly: paper towels, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. You stay in fever and cough necessarily at home.

contact minimize

Stay home and avoid wherever possible contact with people. You go only in the following exceptional situations, out of the house: the food doctor shopping or pharmacy visit / the home office is for your job not possible / you have to help other people. You keep if possible 2 meters distance to your fellow human beings, for example, in a line or at meetings. Avoid contact with people breathing or have a cough. You avoid public transport. You can be all that is possible to home deliver. Important: No welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands.

stay Informed

Note the local instructions and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. Infoline Coronavirus: 058 463 00 00, 24 hours a day available Info-page of the BAG: bag-coronavirus.

when should the ch one to the doctor?

do not Go out in the symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and contact you immediately – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.


remains The Situation until Further notice. The Federal government informed in regular intervals about the current developments. It applies now more than ever: peace and quiet preserved, and the thing in common to serve.