Need fresh food? Most vegetables can be grown in containers (Google / Associated Content)

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Vegetable Container Gardening

Many Americans are searching for ways to eat healthier and more affordably. Families are always looking for ways to cut down on their grocery bills. And, with reports of harmful pesticides remaining on fruits and vegetables even after washing, many consumers are concerned about health risks. Growing our own food has become a practical, cost-effective and safe solution. And you don’t need acres of land to do it. A window sill, porch or patio is all you’ll need to begin a productive, healthy garden.

Most vegetables can be grown in containers

Just about any vegetable that grows in a typical home garden will thrive in a container garden.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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