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Give Container Gardening a Try

container gardeningIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening, try growing vegetables in containers. Old barrels, bushel baskets and 3- or 5-gallon buckets work well. Just make sure the containers have drainage holes so water doesn't pool in the bottom and damage the roots. Also make sure you use potting soil, not soil from your yard. You can start your own seeds or buy plants. Remember, plants in containers need to be watered and fertilized more often than those planted in the ground. One major advantage of container gardening is that you can move the container to a spot with more sun or shade when necessary. (NDSU photo)

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