iReport: Grow it and show it
April 19th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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There are lots of reasons to grow your own food. It’s cheaper, safer, healthier, better for the environment, and even reduces stress.

So this year, we challenge you to grow one thing for your dinner table: Herb, vegetable, fruit … just one thing that you cultivate yourself.

Whether you're using a rooftop, countertop, or community garden, if you're blessed with full sun or none, we invite you to join the iReport kitchen garden club - and chronicle your successes and foibles through photos and video.

We'll all learn together.

Let's get started! See the garden assignment on iReport.

Need some inspiration? Catch up on our all of Eatocracy's tips and tales from the garden.

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Filed under: Buzz • Gardening • Gardening • iReport • Local Food • Rooftop Gardening • Urban Gardening

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  1. N. Wilson

    Have been growing a garden 10 years, we have changed non edible bushes out for edible fruit bearing bushes. I also can all my own jams with extremely low sugar, and tomatoes and zucchini are so much better out of the garden. Try also winter gardening, planting lettuces, kale, mustard greens, and cabbage. What a great way to save money as well as eating healthy.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  2. Calidip

    Growing Hopi Sweet Corn, tohono o'odham melons, zuchinni, sweet pumpkins, a variety of small hot peppers, and so much more! Planting season started way way soon here in southern AZ deserts. It should be a nice harvest!

    April 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  3. Tommy Chong

    I grow herb in my basement. It is very relaxing, indeed.

    April 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • Nobody N. Particular

      I would think it would be too dark to grow in a basement... unless you can't grow the herb in the light of day. XP

      April 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
      • Tommy Chong

        I use special lights and hydroponic setups.

        April 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
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