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Gardens began sprouting as soon as pandemic hit

Residents began growing their own food as soon as news of pandemic spread

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY). Pam Dusek has been an avid gardener for years. But, when the pandemic reached Yuma County her and her husband decided to ramp up their garden.

They added more beds and added a variety of fruits and vegetables. The Dusek family grows everything from corn, beans, squash, tomatoes and even strawberries.

Pam Dusek says that they get more out of their garden than just nourishment, she tells us that her garden has become like a member of her family.

"It's the most glorious feeling," she says. "These are my kids, my kids are all grown but these have become my children. I come out in the morning and talk to them and the birds and we got a really good relationship with this garden".

Pam's tip for those looking to exercise their green thumb is start with something easy like tomatoes. According to Pam, tomatoes love the Yuma weather.

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