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Edible container gardening


In these days of urbanization, many live in apartment and homes with small space for gardening or no space of all. With the high cost of living, many desire to have garden where they could produce vegetables and fruits to supplement the food needs and to reduce costs.

So how do you become self-sufficient in an apartment- if your heart longs for rural areas, but you are stuck in the city?
You don’t need a lot of space to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits, you don’t really need a garden.Plant breeders know that after taste, home gardeners want high yield in a small space, so they have been developing more varieties that can grow on a small foot prints or even live in a container all year long.

Before now, vegetable gardens used to be poor relatives of ornamental flower gardens.Perennials borders reigned large, messy, vegetable gardens were hidden in the backyard, usually the domain of the house servants. Vegetable gardens were about producing food, not beauty.

Now that vegetables have taken more prominent place on the table, they are gaining more respect in the garden world. And with the increased interest from home gardeners, there have been a rise in the development of compact varieties, colorful novelty vegetables, heirlooms, ethnic and miniature fruit trees, new growers, which are both decorative as well as edible.

If you have a sunny spot in your yard, balcony, verandah or patio, you can grow edible plants. Growing vegetable, herbs and fruits in containers is an easy way to experience the fresh flavor of homegrown vegetables and fruits and herbs. Here is a little secret : most edible plant actually grow really well in a containers. By picking the right plants, you can create your own vegetable, fruits and herb garden and grow a affair amount of food in just a few pots.

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