Steven Trubee pulls down his okra plant as he demonstrates how he has to cut the fruit from the plant in his backyard garden.

Good pickins

Son plants first garden; yields more than 300 jars of vegetables.
Steven Trubee and his mother Barbara, are set for the winter months thanks to the bountiful harvest from Steven’s garden over the last six months. Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs he spends an average of six hours a day nurturing the plants, reaping the harvest of his labors. “I started working in the garden as a stress relief after being discharged from the Army and having surgery on my arms at the VA hospital,” said Steven. “ The mother and son team has already canned more than 300 jars, filling three cabinets top to bottom with jars of relish, okra, watermelon, cherries, green
beans, snap peas and cantaloupe from their 400-square-foot garden that continues to bear fruit.
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