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Patio Peas and Zucchini
Full Sized Vegetables in a Fraction of the Space

By February 21, 2007

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There never seems to be enough space in the vegetable garden. Whether you’re gardening on your patio or on acres, it doesn’t take long to fill every available space. Thankfully breeders have begun to focus heavily on varieties that have a more compact form - without sacrificing yield. In particular, there are a number of so called ‘patio varieties’ being introduced that make it possible to grow things in containers that are not traditionally thought of as container plants. We’re still waiting for a container corn, but both Peas ‘n-a-Pot, from Burpee’s, and ‘Black Forest’ Climbing Zucchini, from Thompson & Morgan, stretch the concept of container vegetable gardening. Photo of Zucchini 'Black Forest’ Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan, Inc.

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