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FEEDING TIME

With no ground resources to draw on, container-grown crops require ongoing attention if they’re to thrive and reward you with a harvest. Benedict Vanheems has some tips to ensure optimal nutrition – and bumper pickings
Cabbages, beans, tomatoes and squash can thrive in pots

Growing vegetables and fruits in containers offers the ultimate flexibility in what you grow, how you grow it and where it’s grown. Peaches on the patio? Not a problem! Beetroot on the balcony? Sure, go for it!

Amaranth, kale, cabbage in a galvanised planter

Containers are the go-to solution when traditional options for growing in the ground hit the buffers. Few of us, for example, have perfect soil for growing blueberries. Yet homegrown blueberries are extraordinarily tasty and outrageously good for you. The answer? Plant these acid-lovers into pots of ericaceous compost to provide the conditions they crave.

Container crops also mean you can take advantage of sun-trap courtyards, or grow a little of your own in the most unlikely of places – on a fifth-floor balcony, up on the roof, or over heavily contaminated or impoverished ground that may be too costly or time-consuming to put right.

Edibles look attractive in terracotta pots
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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine! In this issue: Growing Your Free Seeds - Kohl Rabi Your growing guide to great harvests Sweet & Savoury Veg expert Rob Smith has some top tips for growing sweetcorn Five Grow Live Launch of a brand new series following five gardeners around the country who are all growing the same crops And much more!