Garden and greenhouse owners urged to grow food

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts Carl Hagstrom and Maria Novo have set up a website to promote growing your own fruit and vegetables.

The pair believe that doing so can be a good way to look after the pennies and put healthy food on the table both during the recession and after the economy returns to a healthy state. was launched last month as a means of encouraging garden and greenhouse owners to make use of their facilities, with a range of supplies available.

"Whether you have space for a windowsill of herbs and spices, a rooftop garden or a backyard of fruits and veggies, almost every home has the means to grow fresh ingredients," Ms Novo said.

She explained that growing food can be a simple process to establish and maintain, with the website offering seeds, fertilizers and information that will be useful to novices and experts alike.

A blog keeps users up to date on the latest advice and gardening tips from Mr Hagstrom and Ms Novo, who are both experienced growers.

Meanwhile, the Memphis Commercial Appeal has given Americans some advice on choosing a Christmas tree.