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Edible economics
Edible economics

There's no doubt that vegetable gardening is hot. Folks who've never grown a radish suddenly want to plant pots or plow up their lawn so they can add fresh food to the table. The upside: You can harvest edibles untouched by synthetic chemicals, and the flavor is unbeatable. And maybe you'll save some money. "If you have the space and the time, there's nothing like growing vegetables — grabbing a big fresh tomato from your own plant and inhaling its aroma on a warm summer day," says Kris Jarantoski, executive vice president and director of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. "You can't even get that kind of freshness from a farmers...

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