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or driveway. Any container with good drainage and of appropriate size for the mature plant will serve. For larger vegetables, select a variety which is appropriate for container growth, such as a “patio” tomato. Provide a good, light soil mix rather than simple potting or garden soil, which can be heavy and impede drainage. Some soil mixes are labeled specifically for containers. Be aware that plants in containers require regular monitoring for moisture and often have to be watered daily. Providing a container with a well for water, such as an Earth Box or a Grow Box, reduces the need for watering.

the box in front of a trellis so that they can grow vertically, and the cukes are clean, dry, and easily harvested. At our old home, I used to plant them by our raised porch, and the tendrils climbed up the lattice work and banister. I could just walk out from the kitchen onto the porch and pluck a few fresh ones for dinner. So, yes you can grow veggies, even if your space is limited. Survey your property for sunny areas and plan your garden. For information about growing vegetables, raised bed tact Penn State Extension, Luzerne County, gardening, and growing in containers, con- at 1-888-825-1701.

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