Gardening during Covid 19


Is it safe for me go grow vegetables and eat the vegetables that I grow in my garden during Covid 19?
Thank you, Lina.


Thank you very much for your question.

There are numerous personal and environmental benefits to growing and consuming one’s own vegetables, and I am delighted that you are considering doing so.  I am not sure from your question exactly what your safety concern is.  We are not health professionals, and if your concern relates to COVID-19 per se and its transmission, I would recommend that you consult your family doctor.

If your concerns about the safety of homegrown vegetables relates to the likelihood of soil contamination.  I would refer you to this excellent City of Toronto guide for those considering growing their own food:

You may also find the following guide useful if you are planning your first vegetable garden:

Good luck!