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Growing Your Own Meals

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Do you find yourself at home during this time of quarantine with a desire to try something new? Have children that need something to stay busy since some summer plans may still be thrown out of wack? Try starting your own backyard (or front yard) garden! Since all of us are still trying to social distance as much as possible, there's not a lot of things to do or even variation between days; to me it feels like almost everyday is Monday and nobody wants to have 7 Monday's in a row. So I propose something new: a homegrown garden. It requires some TLC (tender love and care), gets you and your family outside for a little while, and produces delicious choices for spicing up regular meals.


1. Decide what you’d like to grow

2. Choose a location

3. Plan your garden beds

4. Invest in basic garden tools

5. Test your soil

6. Prepare the soil

7. Choose the right seeds or transplants

8. Plant with care

9. Nurture your garden

10. Enjoy your harvest!


Look at COVID-19 as an opportunity to learn new healthy habits, rather than the interruption of everyday life. Use your current social/physical distancing situation to build upon your current exercise regimen or eating habits. Grow a garden as a family and see the "fruits" of your labor (:

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