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Posted on: April 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Yard to table 101 - Take your first steps to homegrown veggies!

Yard to table 101-Take your first steps to homegrown veggies!

Author: Gail Hudson, Yard & Garden News Editor, Extension Communications 

As history has shown…when times get tough, Americans often turn to gardening—because of scary, fresh food supply shortages and for health reasons. When World War II began in September of 1939, who knew that by 1943, 40 percent of Americans would be gardening in their own “Victory Gardens”?

Thanks to the pandemic, you might want to garden because you’re stuck at home, you’d like to try your hand at something new, or you really want your own homegrown fresh produce—it’s healthy, tastes good, and it’s good for the environment—all positives that we need right now. At UMN Extension, we can help you with this new yard-to-table journey!

This is the first in a four-part series on easy vegetable gardening that will give you the tools to create your own vegetable garden. Never gardened before? No problem! Got just a patio or an apartment balcony? No worries! We’ll show you how to do something as simple as growing your own lettuce in a pot.

Go to:    to view the complete blog article and to view the videos.

And if you have any questions, just Ask Extension or go to our website: Yard and Garden. Or call or email the Carlton County Extension Office to be connected to a local Master Gardener. 218-384-3511,

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