Pot Up a Productive Patio Garden
Put your deck or patio to work: grow vegetables and herbs in containers.
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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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.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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In this contemporary display, the slim vase-shaped container balances the tall spiky cabbage palm and drooping ferny foliage,...
Garnish your food with tasty, shiny watercress leaves or make a yummy salad with watercress as the main attraction.
A basket garden full of colorful foliage and flowers will create a welcome focal point for the patio during chilly weather.