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Grow a nutritious garden in a pot


Last updated 3/13/2014 at Noon

Mixing nutritious vegetables with colorful flowers and trailers that spill over the container edges creates an interesting and attractive container garden.

Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs. Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A 15 to 24 inch diameter pot or 24 to 36 inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.

Check containers daily and water thoroughly as needed. Self-watering pots nee...

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