It’s Time For a Victory Garden
By Meggan Larson
Just to preface this article ~ we are not at war. There is a virus attacking our freedoms but let’s not get political here. Something that is coming out of all of this craziness is the fact that we should probably all be a little more self-sufficient. From paying off debt to having a little cold storage of extra food ready, people are really starting to think about the different ways they could have been better prepared for all the panic buying and mandatory self-isolation. Something I had already been planning was…
…a massive vegetable garden! I must have at least 15 different kinds of veggies I’m planning to sow. In fact just this weekend I planted some cold weather crops like beets, lettuce, peas, and radishes. I even got some chickens last week who will be giving us eggs everyday. I realize that not everyone can have chickens or plant a huge garden but I know one thing for sure ~ you can do something!
I’ve seen a lot of people planning a small garden in their front yards. You can actually plant quite a lot of veggies in a small plot. In an apartment you can plant things right on your balcony. It’s time that we start being more dependent on ourselves. Plus there are so many health benefits to planting your own garden. The work it takes will get your heart pumping and the satisfaction of growing your own produce will encourage you to eat more veggies regularly. Plus you can make your own pasta sauce, pickled vegetables, kimchi, etc!
I’m not a doomsayer by any stretch but I do think this pandemic can serve as a bit of warning to be less reliant on grocery stores if and when possible.
~ Meggan 🙂
P.S. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!