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Container Vegetable Gardens

container gardenContainer gardening allows anyone to grow their own food, no matter what the size or quality of their yard is. Apartment dwellers can set up a few pots on a balcony. Homeowners whose yard boast poor soil can garden in containers until they can take care of their soil issues. Gardeners who are physically unable to get down into the soil may be able to manage an easily accessibly pot located on their deck. The possibilities are endless when it comes to container gardening!

Nearly all varieties of herbs and vegetables can be grown in containers, as long as the container is the correct size. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a great listing of which vegetable varieties works best in which size container. Container gardens do require more watering than traditional gardens, but that is a small price to pay for a harvest of fresh vegetables all growing season.

Container gardens can also add a great amount of beauty to a yard and home. Decorative containers can be placed as exterior accents, providing both form and function. Container gardens also allow the gardener the flexibility to move plants to new locations if they need more sun, less sun, and the like. A container garden is the perfect solution to most of the issues that come up from gardeners world wide.

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Here's a list of resources from Cornell University which contain detailed descriptions and growing instructions for many popular vegetables;