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!

Oregano is an Essential Herb to Grow in your Garden

Oregano plant

Oregano leaves are essential to any gardener who likes to cook Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern or Mexican cuisine. This flavorful herb is enjoyed fresh or dried because of its pungent and powerful peppery flavor.

How to Plant, Grow, and Love Lavender

Using Lavender in cooking

Lavender is an easy-to-grow perennial that has a long history as a medicinal and culinary herb. Its fragrant flowers are a favorite of bees and other pollinators.

How to Plant and Grow Cabbage

Green Cabbage

Cabbage is valued for its health benefits, each head is loaded with beta carotene, vitamins C and K and plenty of fiber!

How to Grow Chives as a Perennial Herb

close up of light purple chive flower

Chive plants have a perennial nature and can be a tasty addition to vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Sound good? Consider growing chives in your veggie or herb garden!

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