Tips for Growing Vegetables in Containers

It's possible to grow a huge range of vegetables and herbs successfully in pots, which means that anyone with a patio, balcony or even just a sunny windowsill can harvest their own fresh produce for the kitchen.

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Grouped Containers

Group containers of all shapes, sizes and finishes to create a colorful effect. This tiled patio is given a contemporary feel with metallic containers filled with the bold foliage of Asian greens and colored stems of Swiss chard 'Bright Lights'. Consider including galvanized garbage cans or colorful plastic containers; just be sure that drainage holes are drilled in their bases.

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