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Lisa Romerein

Fresh and Fabulous

Homegrown produce is an easy, healthy alternative to store-bought items. Not only are your backyard crops fresher, but you'll also save time (and fuel) by reducing trips to the store. Make gardening a family affair by encouraging children to help plant and pick -- it can be a beneficial learning experience!

And if you're lacking real estate for a full-blown garden, don't worry. Certain herbs and veggies grow extremely well in containers.

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