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When you grow a garden, you no longer need to count on the supermarket produce section. Or in my case, the delivery barge. Taking control of where your food comes from can start right in your own backyard. Or even on a sunny windowsill.

From growing vegetables and fruits to natural pest control and soil improvement, there’s plenty of inspiration for new gardeners here. Start small or start big; just get started!

Growing Cilantro

Growing cilantro in the garden means you’ll have fresh leaves on hand to flavor a variety of recipes like salsa, tacos, or burritos.

Growing Persimmons: The Best Varieties for a Picky Palate

Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.

7 Organic Pest Control Methods for a Natural Garden

Organic pest control doesn’t have to mean fruits and veggies riddled with worms. Your vegetable garden can thrive without the addition of poisons. Here’s how to use organic pest control methods to keep your vegetable garden thriving without pest damage.

Natural Beetle Control in the Garden

Chinese rose beetles and the Japanese beetle infestation can wreak havoc in a hurry. Here are two methods of natural control to reduce their population.