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Regional Guide to Growing Edibles in Containers

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Container gardening isn’t just about flowers. You can grow plenty of vegetables, herbs, and fruit in containers. Explore these container vegetable gardening tips tailored to your climate and learn how our regional gardening experts make small edible gardens produce big results.

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Midwest Gardening: Fresh Food in a Flowerpot

You don’t need a farm to grow a healthy crop of lettuce, greens, tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables. Fill pots full of your favorites: They will thrive.

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Desert Gardening: Container Edibles

Many vegetables and herbs frown at rocky, dry desert soils. Make them feel more at home in containers filled with rich potting mix.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Edible Container Gardens

Try growing edible plants in containers. You can easily give them a rich, robust soil and locate the containers wherever plants do best.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Growing Edibles in Pots

Yes, you can grow vegetables in pots. Plants such as Tuscan kale, corn, edible ornamental peppers, and Swiss chard thrive in containers in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Mountain Gardening: Grow Big Pots with Baby Vegetables

If you’re looking to fit vegetables into your patio, deck, or balcony garden, think small. Baby vegetables are perfect for any container.

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Northeast Gardening: Make a Leafy Colander Garden

If you crave fresh produce, try out a fun kitchen container garden from Lowe’s Northeast gardening contributor.

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Northwest Gardening: Salad Bowl in a Pot

For a harvest of salad greens, plant a metal washtub with lettuce. Lowe’s Northwest gardening contributor shows how.

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Southeast Gardening: Plant Herbs and Veggies in Pots

To freshen up meals and dress up your landscape at the same time, raise edibles in containers. Here’s how to do it in the South.

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South Central Gardening: Grow Fruit in Pots

Enjoy long-lived fruiting plants this summer in Texas and Oklahoma gardens. You can grow them in containers!

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Southern California Gardening: Fast Food From Containers

Whether you have a large garden or just a few square feet of space on a balcony or patio, there’s always room for a few container edibles.

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