Spring Garden Tips
Grow Your Favorite Vegetables in a Container

Enjoy the convenience of planting, tending and harvesting fresh vegetables grown in pots on your patio, balcony or entryway.

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Consider some of the compact varieties suited to container gardening. Bush early girl produces 4-inch tomatoes on a compact plant. Patio Choice tomato will yield up to 100 yellow cherry tomatoes on an 18-inch-tall plant. Or fill a hanging basket with Tumbling Tom Yellow, Lizzano, or Terenzo trailing cherry tomatoes. You'll enjoy the colorful display and abundant fruit these plants provide.

050517 Grow your Favorite Vegetables in a ContainerInclude a few sweet and hot peppers in your containers. Many, like Cajun Belle, produce colorful fruit on compact plants. You'll enjoy the colorful display and mildly spicy heat of this sweet pepper.

Train a few pole beans and sugar snap peas up a trellis for screening and easy picking.

A bit more information: Then up the ornamental appeal with colorful greens, like Mizuna Red Kingdom Japanese mustard, Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Tricolor sage and golden oregano. Add a bit of texture with curled parsley and savoy cabbage.

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Fall plant sales and all those tempting new varieties have many of us buying more plants than we have time or space to plant. Protect them over the winter and reduce your workload by heeling them in until you have time to find a permanent spot in your garden.

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Winter Container Gardens and Outdoor Arrangements

Add a bit of greenery to your front steps, window box or patio with a winter container.

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Yard Long Beans

Amaze your family and friends with yard long beans. These have been a mainstay of East Asia for centuries but many gardeners across North America are now growing this tasty, easy-to-grow snap bean.

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