Don't contain your enthusiasm when it comes to container growing

Smart pots grow flowers and vegetables equally well. Photo:

When it comes to container gardens for the home grower, what's not to like? 

Container-grown plants can live close to the kitchen door, convenient to watch, water, and harvest. They are easier to protect from deer and other critters. They largely avoid the weeds and diseases that often visit in-ground gardens.

Container gardens can grow at waist level, avoiding back strain for the grower. And when seasonal light changes, containers can move and chase sunbeams in another part of the yard.

I'm growing almost all my veggies in containers this year for the first time: tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil, parsley, carrots, spinach, lettuce, potatoes. Only members of the easy-to-grow allium family are in the ground, including garlic, leeks, chives, and onions. 

I'm using Smart Pots, such as the one shown in the photo by  

I even have a raspberry and a blueberry plant in containers, thanks to the folks from Bushel & Berry

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