With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidelines — including working and spending more time at home — many throughout the state used personal home projects as a way to pass the time and stay sane.

And for many green-thumbed Vermonters, that meant bulking up the garden, beautifying the yard and planting more food that could be raised and consumed without having to visit the local grocer and be near other shoppers.

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