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Planting vegetables in containers is a versatile way of growing edible crops in the garden, particularly where space is limited.
Suitable for Most vegetables, as long as the correct container is chosen Timing All year round, but mostly from April to OctoberDifficulty Easy
The following vegetables lend themselves well to container cultivation:
Beetroot, Broad beans, Carrots, Dwarf French beans, Herbs, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Rocket, Runner beans, Chillies & Peppers, Salad leaves, Salad onions, Salad turnips, Tomatoes.
Timings vary depending on the crop, but the main growing season is from early spring to autumn.
Aftercare should involve provision of a constant water supply, but take care to avoid prolonged waterlogging. A feed of general-purpose liquid fertiliser can be applied every two weeks. If frost is likely, cover the plants with horticultural fleece and move the pots to a warm, sheltered spot.
Rewarding vegetable crops for containers include:
AGM vegetablesRHS Grow Your Own
Growing vegetables in containers are generally quite easy with the main problems being;
Crop rotationFruit in containersGrow your ownHerbs in containersRaised bedsTomatoesVegetables for exhibition
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