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After a long winter, spring is almost here. That means millions of gardeners are thawing out their green thumbs and hoping for another bumper crop.
Anybody with even a postage-sized backyard can find the space to cultivate a garden. But what if you live smack dab in an urban condo or apartment building? Are you condemned to buying expensive grocery store produce all year long?
Not necessarily. Container gardens offer the chance to unleash your inner Farmer John or Jill right in the heart of the city. Following are seven plants that grow well in containers and can provide you with fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the season.
Contrary to popular belief, strawberries don’t need tons of space to spread and grow. In fact, the popular fruit actually thrives in containers. As long as you select a sunny spot near a window and supplement with artificial light during winter months, you can grow and enjoy sweet, plump strawberries year round.
Just make sure your container is large enough to accommodate your crop and remove the berries as soon as they’re ready to allow for additional growth. Take that, local grocery store that charges up to $4.99 per carton when berries are “out of season”!