Pot Up a Productive Patio Garden

Put your deck or patio to work: grow vegetables and herbs in containers.

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Top Tip: Bags of Fun

Growing crops in large bags is a popular idea for small patio gardens. You can either buy specialized products in an assortment of colors, or use strong recycling bags. Large plants, such as potatoes and zucchinis, that require lots of space and soil, are ideal for bags, which are generally cheaper than containers of the same size.

Trailing zucchinis, such as 'Tromboncino', are decorative plants with large leaves, sunny yellow flowers, and cream-colored fruits. Use vine eyes to fix coated wires up your wall or fence, and tie in the stems to make a screen of delicious vegetables.

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