Lots of people are already getting their gardens into shape, and maybe even enjoying some cool weather vegetables!
How about you? Have you ever considered growing some of your own food? In this time of restricted movement and social distancing, it can be an interesting option. As we know from Victory gardens in the past, you can help your family a lot by growing food at home.
Getting Started with a Garden
In this video, Craig Waddell talks with Michael Lipford about how to supplement your family’s diet with nutritious food from the farmer’s market, a small garden at home, or a community garden with your neighbors.
Here are articles to help you get started:
Choosing What to Grow
The next video, Michael Lipford and Craig Waddell discuss how much space you need and some factors to consider – sun, soil, and water. We’ll hear a few suggestions about what to plant – I like to plant bush beans – they’re mighty easy, you can plant them in succession, and they provide a lot of protein.
Below is another resource when determining what to grow
In this last video, Elizabeth Lipford will tell us her favorite ways to preserve their extra produce. If canning is too intimidating, try freezing those veggies!
Here are some resources to help with preserving: