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Growing tips for new growers and some popular posts

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If you are new to growing – or struggling to grow – the posts below will give you the information you need to grow successfully and step by step instructions for some of the best crops to start your container growing journey.  

Use the Category List or Search Bar on the right to find other posts of interest to you.  

Use the Category List or Search Bar below to find other posts of interest to you.  

First steps

Steps to container growing success

Free Fact Sheet How to grow food successfully in small spaces – in ten straightforward steps. For your free copy, subscribe to Vertical Veg using …

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Tomatoes are one of the best container crops - delicious, high yielding and crop over several months.
First steps

Ten of the best crops to grow in containers

When growing in small spaces, you want a lot from the crops you grow. You want them to give you plenty to eat, to taste …

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Best plants for containers

How to grow pea shoots

Pea shoots are great for small spaces – they grow fast, taste delicious and are rich in Vitamin C, A and protein. Growing pea shoots …

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Bags for life make ideal containers for potatoes. Roll the sides up as they grow.
Best plants for containers

How to grow potatoes in bags

Potatoes are fun to grow. They only need four or five hours sun, you can get a reasonable crop from a bucket sized pot (1 …

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Best plants for containers

Mint for life… (the secret of keeping supermarket mint alive)

If you’ve tried growing a pot of supermarket mint, you might have discovered that it usually looks sad and dies after a few weeks. (At least, that …

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Hedvig's permaculture container garden in a concrete yard.
First steps

Design principles for growing in small space

In this series of videos you’ll learn about ten principles to help you design your container garden. These principles, drawn from ‘permaculture’ (more on this …

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