Some folks took up running during the pandemic, others turned to baking or bought a pet. In Jacksonville, the ‘grow-your-own’ trend has taken root. And why not? More people are working from home and have time to look after some plants. It’s that time of year when spending time outdoors lifts the spirits by connecting with nature. Growing your own fruits and veggies means they are at their peak of ripeness and flavor when you bring them to the table. This year my winter garden includes broccoli, Vietnamese spinach, kale, bok choy, tomatoes and eggplant. I found that home gardening is cost-effective too. For the minimal cost of seeds or plants I always have a bountiful harvest just outside my door. If you want to start a garden and have questions, just give me a call. I’d love to help you!