It's not too late to start a vegetable garden. Even if you don't want to turn up some soil in your yard, you can grow just about anything in a container. Sometimes it's a big advantage growing them in pots. Heat lovers, like eggplant and peppers, warm up well in common black plastic containers - and you can keep them away from foraging pests.
I'm growing beans in pots this year. They're too high for the rabbits to get to and I can start a new pot of bush beans every few weeks, without waiting for a spot to become clear in the vegetable garden. Our crackerjack container gardener, Kerry Michaels, auditioned a planter designed for growing pole beans called the Bean Tower, which survived a tropical storm. And Daniel Gasteiger, from Your Small Kitchen Garden, told Kerry's readers about growing lima beans on the deck, using the balusters as a trellis. So if you got a little behind this spring, throw some dirt in a pot and toss in some seeds. OK, it's not quite that easy. But almost. Try one of these 10 Vegetables for Containers
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