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The best-tasting produce comes straight from your yard

By Tracey Neithercott

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne’s Los Angeles backyard wasn’t always so full. Before there were artichokes and beans and peppers sharing space with zucchini and squash, before the rosemary and basil and chives or the towering fruit trees, there were just a few pots of soil and tomato plants on a small balcony.

“It was simply the taste of a good tomato that got us going, ” says Knutzen. “It’s always been about taste.” He and Coyne, coauthors of The Urban Homestead, have been eating off their land for a decade. They’re not alone.

According to the National Gardening Association, 43 million U.S. households planned to grow their own food in 2009—up 19 percent from just a year before. “I like to think there’s a return to common sense, ” says Knutzen. “Why have [an empty] big backyard when you can grow your own food?”

Growing your own can save you money on some of your most expensive groceries: fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Fresh-picked foods often taste miles better than those that have been shipped from distant farms or other countries. In addition to being fun, some gardening is hard work, so it can be a great workout. And the act of planting, growing, and picking fruits and vegetables gives an extra layer of meaning to what’s on your plate. “I think people are craving that, ” says Gayla Trail, author of Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces. “People are more and more connected with where their food is coming from.”

If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry. Growing a vegetable garden takes attention, but it’s something anyone with access to sunlight and water can do. We talked to the experts to get the best advice on how to start your own plots and pots.

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Photo: Vegetables: Dougal Waters/Getty Images

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2011-05-14 23:00:20 by Brandymommy2afew

Diabetic Cat Update

So we saw the vet the and got all the old records sent to my vet. The exam went well except he had ear mites pretty severely so we got that treated. The vet suggested we try the prescription wet food since his previous vet said he never liked the dry foods. I politely bought one can and said thanks (later that week I donated it with the almost full bag of the hairball control to the humane society) Bingo and transitioned very nicely to the fancy feast... He really likes the plain ol' chicken best though.
I have been rubbing up on his ears since the appointment making it nice, petting him on the ears while I feed him, and just loving him up really

2012-08-24 17:07:33 by skaler

I put two rounded tablespoons into Molly's

Bowl. Just doesn't look like enough. Are you sure she's getting enough? I have another dog, who is 11 years old, diabetic, blind, and weighs just under 20 pounds-a poodle-schnauzer mix. We've been giving him a cup full of Hills W/D prescription food for diabetic dogs. I think it's around $45 for a 17 pound bag. Probably more.He gets 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup 12 hours later. Each meal is followed 15 minutes later with 11 units of N Insulin.
Molly is getting 1/2 cup of Blue Buffalo( what my daughter feeds her pooch and left a plastic baggy full for us)and seems to eat just once a day.

2009-03-20 11:55:21 by Bridle_Less_Equus

For those of you interested in TB Gelding

Some are asking why I am placing my boy. I don't care if I get flamed on here for trying to find him a home as like I say below- this horse has everything he could possibly need and I keep ending up in the hospital because I am not taking care of myself. E-mail if you want more info. Thanks!
There is nothing wrong with Captain. I am just in a horrible position right now after a car accident and can't afford to give him the love he deserves. He is my BABY and I bought him when he was 13 and did 3 Day Eventing with him for a couple of years, then did Dressage and then we moved up from Oregon to the Bay Area

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

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