V is for Victory Garden

One question that is on a lot of people’s minds in this uncertain time is: How can I grow my own food?

Many of us never learned how to grow food in our own backyards, so we put together some videos to show you how easy it can be to grow your own food, using what you have.

In the first quick and dirty video, you’ll learn how to plant some easy, cold hardy, and fast-yielding victory garden favorites. Radishes, Carrots, and Peas are cold-hardy, fast-yielding, and difficult to kill. Perfect for beginning gardeners – and kids!

These are radish sprouts. Note the heart shaped leaves. Typically emerge within a week to ten days.
Carrot sprouts start as very boring-looking sets of long, skinny leaves, then their first set of true leaves are furry/fuzzy.
Pea sprouts often emerge more fully formed than other seedlings, with small pods of leaf buds forming or emerging.

The next video shows you how to start vegetables indoors – doing this earlier than you could start them outdoors gives them a head start, protects the young seedlings from being eaten by bugs/animals, and helps you plant the most viable seedlings in your garden beds (or containers).

This video shows the garden progress about a month after the first video was taken (when we planted the seeds).

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