10 Must-Have Crops For a Foodie's Garden (Slideshow)

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If you're a foodie, there is one sure way to get the best, freshest veggies imaginable: grow them yourself!

There is nothing on Earth like biting into a tangy-sweet heirloom tomato, still warm from the sun, or growing your own perfectly blended mesclun mix of greens. Having your own herbs and edible flowers on hand give your meals that "something special" that turns an ordinary meal into an experience.

With that in mind, here are 10 crops all foodies should grow in their gardens -- whether you're planning for next year, or want to slip a few of these into your pot or plot now.

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