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.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
Terracotta Pots are Good Containers for Herbs DK - Vegetable Gardening © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ranks of Terra-Cotta Pots

Large terra-cotta pots are stylish, easy to care for and look perfect arranged along the edge of a flight of steps or on a patio. This patch of light shade suits sage, mint, thyme and parsley well, although almost any herb will flourish in a container when well watered. To keep plants compact and bushy, regularly pinch out the growing tips or clip with shears.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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