Herb garden in containers

Photo adapted from ‘Herb garden' by Bianca Nogrady | Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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If you're thinking about starting a garden, you're not the only one. According to the National Gardening Association there are 43 million households with a food garden. Tomatoes are the number one food grown, followed by cucumbers and sweet peppers.
If you're new to gardening, you don't need to dig up the entire yard; start small. Container gardening is a great way to get started. Many plants can be grown in containers and some plants are especially bred for containers.

Herb gardens are a great way to get started. Try herbs such as basil, rosemary, chives and sage. If you're fond of pizza, you may want to try a pizza garden.

Check out your local garden center or county extension office. They will be glad to help you with your gardening project. (April Food News written by Georgia Jones, PhD)

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Need a quick meal?  Most kitchens have a microwave oven, but the microwave is not used to all of its potential.  Explore how to use your microwave oven for quick, easy and safe meal ideas. This interactive digital PDF magazine is packed full of videos, pop-ups and URLs to other resources.

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Authors:  Julie A. Albrecht, Extension Food Specialist, Carol Schwarz, Extension Educator, Kayla Colgrove, Extension Educator, Amanda Robine, Dietetic Intern, Sarah Wilson, Dietetic Intern, Julie Garden-Robinson (NDSU), Extension Specialist.

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