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Eating local and in season is better for our planet and your health. Eating fresh produce from your own backyard, balcony, windowsill, or kitchen counter is even better for your wallet. Gardening has been proven to alleviate stress, too, so roll up your sleeves and get ready to grow some fresh herbs, potatoes, carrots, and other produce with these handy planters and accessories.

For any season. Amazon

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Nothing tastes better than some freshly plucked basil over pasta or pizza. Grow your own with this smart garden. All you have to do is drop in the plant pots, fill up the water, and then plug it in. LED lights will make sure your herbs thrive, and if you’re not a basil fan, you can grow cilantro, lavender, wild strawberries, thyme, or even chili peppers.

Forget battling underground roots. Amazon

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These sturdy planter bags are the perfect solution to growing a garden on a patio or indoor space, and can be used for several seasons. Grow potatoes, taro, radish, carrots, onions, peanuts, and other vegetables in these bags that provide great air circulation and water drainage. Once your mini-crops are ready, the bags have an accessible flap to grab your harvest.

Goodies, hanging from your ceiling. Amazon

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For fresh tomatoes, just hang this planter in any sunny spot. No digging or breaking a soil or sweat required. It’s designed so that the roots receive enough water and the fabric provides ample oxygen flow. Backed by a one-year warranty.

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If growing your own herbs and produce inspires you, take it to the next level with this comprehensive manual on how to start making a living off growing food right in your own backyard. It covers basic investment and overhead costs, infrastructure, and how to push the local food movement forward.

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