Over a year has passed since COVID-19 has plagued our world. It is very sad to state that in our country, we are facing a crisis where lives are being lost. In this time, now more than ever, we need to have hope and keep our faith as strong as we possibly can.
In the months to come, we can expect rising food prices, unemployment and underemployment. I want to encourage everyone, if you have not started as yet, to try growing in your homes, some of the fresh vegetables that your family utilises. This will reduce your monthly food bill and promote food sustainability in your households. One simple crop that can be grown with ease are cucumbers.
Grow guide for cucumbers:
Just a safety reminder tip! Remember when heading to the grocery stores and markets, ensure that you sanitise your hands or even take a bath on arrival home. When packing out your ingredients, ensure you remove any unnecessary packaging (bags, trays etc) and dispose it into a bin with a lid.
Food items which are purchased in tins and containers should be wiped clean with a disinfectant before being opened or stored.
Fresh produce, such as fruits and vegetables, should be washed thoroughly under clean, cold running water.
DO NOT use any soaps, chemicals or sprays to sanitise your produce. Many fruits and vegetables are porous, which means that it is easy for something you apply on the outside to seep its way to the inside.
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