Vegetables in containers

Planting vegetables in containers is a versatile way of growing edible crops in the garden, particularly where space is limited.

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Vegetables growing in containers, including cabbage, leeks and potatoes. Credit: RHS/Advisory.

Quick facts

Suitable for: Most vegetables, as long as the correct container is chosen
Timing: All year round, but mostly from April to October
Difficulty: Easy

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