Medical Minute: Square foot gardening

MINOT, N.D. - Good nutrition is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.

Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetable you eat can go a long way.

Learn how you can make staying healthy a fun summer project in this week's Medical Minute.

Paige Brummond from the NDSU Extension center in Minot is teaching these folks a lesson on how to make the most of small gardening spaces.

“Today we had a square foot gardening class and that's a method of gardening that's becoming more popular over the past years, and you can grow more vegetables in less space than a traditional garden,” said Brummond.

This means growers can get more vegetables on their plates when it's time to harvest.

“Vegetables are a great way to get a lot of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, so this is a perfect way to grow our own, be rewarded with what we're growing and enjoy tasty vegetables,” said dietitian Michelle Fundingsland.

Brummond says being responsible for what we grow can help encourage us to eat healthier.

“If you have something that's easily accessible, right out your back door, it's easy to grab that cherry tomato, pick it, and put it on your salad in the evening. It's convenient and they taste better too,” Brummond said.

Making some room for a balance diet.

You can learn more about steps to making your own square foot garden by following this link: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/lawns-gardens-trees/the-facts-of-square-foot-gardening