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The Dirty Dozen: What's In Your Fruit?

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Grow It Yourself

Get the family involved in growing a garden. Garden produce is affordable and as fresh as it gets. Plus, you'll know exactly what's on your plants—and what's not. Plant leafy greens like spinach and lettuce, carrots, peas and radishes in early spring. These crops grow quickly without much fuss. Later, try your hand at tomatoes, peppers, green beans and summer squash. Short on space? Try a trellis to conserve room or grow compact varieties in pots. One note: Watch the pesticides you and your neighbor use on the lawn since these chemicals can drift onto garden vegetables, negating your goal of an organic garden.