Container gardening

Growing flowers, herbs and vegetables in containers is a good way to keep plants away from deer and other threats.

Containers are a great option if gardening space is limited, soil conditions are poor, or if you simply want more control over growing conditions.

Growing food in adequately sized containers is easy and offers some advantages over growing in the ground. Many gardeners with plenty of garden space still grow certain things in containers. Gardening in containers allows the positioning of heat-loving crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, in full sun or where they will get reflected heat. Ornamental plants grouped in containers are an attractive addition to a deck, balcony or garden area.

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