Dig Deep! Plant a Vegetable Garden and Grow Your Own Food

In the time of Corona, plant a vegetable garden and watch it grow your own food.

Kale, strawberries, and romaine lettuce from our garden. Photo by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

I say, plant a garden and watch it grow your own food.

Gardening in the time of Corona

The world is now living in the time of the Corona pandemic. All of our lives have been turned upside town.

Preparing vegetable bed. Photo by Jon Gilbert

Organic Vegetable Plants, Lavender, and Marigolds

We purchased small organic potted vegetable plants — 4 each of tomato plants, kale, red lettuce, romaine lettuce, strawberries, squash, eggplant, oregano, cilantro, spearmint, and red, orange, and yellow peppers.

We Feasted

We finished planting our first vegetable garden in April. In May and through out the summer and autumn we feasted on kale, red lettuce, strawberries, spearmint, cilantro, and oregano.

Planting. Photo by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Sprouting asparagus three years after they were planted. Photo by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Tomatoes, and peppers, and more. Photo by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

Patience and Tender Loving Care

Planting a vegetable garden is not overwhelming. But it does require patience, willingness to learn, time, and tender loving care.

The physical act of gardening and weeding, whether a flower or vegetable garden, is a very fulfilling, meditative, and spiritual experience.

What a beauty! She just showed up. Photo by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

You never know what you’re going to get when you plant a vegetable garden!

For more tips, watch my YouTube video — Be A Runner & A Vegetable Gardener.

Planting a Vegetable Garden in the Time of Corona

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down but it has also given us the opportunity to do things differently and to discover things we hadn’t considered.

Gardening and planting, whether a flower garden or a vegetable garden, is a good way to relax, take a break from the news, wash away your worries, and connect with dirt and the Earth.

If you don’t have a yard or space to build a vegetable bed, you can grow vegetables indoors. You can choose to grow a container garden, or a window bed garden.

Go ahead. Plant a vegetable garden. Watch it grow your own food.

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert (aka Miriam Gilbert) is an ultrarunner, gardener, and published author working on her memoir.

Ultrarunner|Author|WritingMyMemoir https://www.miriamdiazgilbert.com/

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