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
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Tip for a Small Garden

To make the most out of available space, intersperse fast-growing crops, such as radishes and lettuce, in plantings of slower-growing vegetables. Here, red-leaved lettuces are ready for harvest, while the zucchini plant they surround has yet to set fruit. Nearby, a pepper plant shares its pot with basil.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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