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Vegetable Gardening in Containers


426-336 (HORT-141P)

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Diane Relf, Retired Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture, Virginia Tech
Reviewed by John Freeborn, Assistant State Master Gardener Coordinator, Horticulture, Virginia Tech
    cover, Vegetable Gardening in Containers

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If you don’t have space for a vegetable garden or if your present site is too small, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, patio, balcony, or doorstep can provide sufficient space for a productive container garden. Problems with soil-borne diseases, nematodes, or poor soil can also be overcome by switching to container gardening.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


March 18, 2015

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