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Organically Grown for City Dwellers: Container Gardens

Susan Fogwell

For city dwellers who wish to grow their own organic vegetables, it can easily be achieved with a container garden.

Place the container on a rooftop, fire escape, front stoop, back stoop, balcony or patio. Since containers are portable, they can be turned to face the sun, brought indoors during a threatening storm, or even take along on a vacation.

Even the most ordinary container garden is stop-and-look handsome and who doesn’t like to say to friends and family members, “Come and see what I’m growing.” And of course there is something special about treating oneself to a homegrown vegetable full of flavor. Come winter, it’s hard to go back to store bought produce.

So here are some tips on choosing containers and which vegetables to grow.

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2007-06 : Even plasstic bottles can be used as a container. Here with strawberrries. (Photo WVC)

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.