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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, onionskale, carrots