You can grow a surprising amount of plants in small spaces using containers.

Vegatables that you can grow in containers.
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Use pots, planter boxes, and other containers on balconies, decks, or nooks and crannies of your yard.  You can move small containers as needed.

What You Can Grow

You can grow almost any plant in a container.  You could even sprout trees like California Redwoods, but you would need to transplant them and they are probably not the tastiest plants. 

Here are some suggestions for food crops:

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Leafy Greens
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Edible flowers
  • Kale
  • Herbs
  • Asian Greens
  • Peas
  • Eggplant

Suitable Containers

Almost any container can be made to work, including bags, buckets, pots, cardboard boxes, wooden planter boxes, concrete and stone planters, to very expensive works of art.

Or an old car!

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Where to Find Supplies

You can look for suitable containers in your home and neighbourhood.

Garden Centers, Supermarkets, and Department Stores may carry suitable garden supplies.

Local gardening clubs and organizations could be a good source of seeds, plants, tools, supplies, and advice.

Neighbours too.

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