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No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers
By Rachel Cernansky - planetgreen.discovery.com Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace. If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding. Here’s a starter list of all the crazy things even urban gardeners, without space for a garden, can grow at home. Tree fruits – including apples 1. Citrus fruits 15. 19. 24.

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