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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!

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,

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