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7 things you can make instead of buying

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
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Fruits and vegetables

What goes great with homemade beer? Pizza Margherita with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. And now that you're a DIY vintner, why not pair that wine with some whole weat pasta and homemade garden-fresh spaghetti sauce?

When you develop a green thumb, you can save yourself a lot of green by skipping the produce aisle at the grocery store. Not only are fresh, organic fruits and vegetables delicious — you also don't have to wonder what pesticides or herbicides are on those apples and tomatoes. Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry. Mother Nature is here to help you grow everything from broccoli to mustard greens.

Gardening through the seasons

Vegetables to grow during fall

Preparing your garden bed for winter

How to freeze herbs

• How to grow spinach, peas, lettuce, beets, onions, kale, carrots