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  1. Peas

    Sugarbon is a dwarf variety of pea which does well in containers. It’s an early-maturing, heavy cropping variety with short, broad, flat tas...

  2. Lettuce

    The easiest lettuces to grow in containers are the cut-and-come-again salad varieties, which will supply you with a steady harvest. The soil...

  3. Potatoes

    All potatoes grow well in bags or containers, and you’ll find a great range of varieties in our garden centre shops. First and second earlie...

  4. Spinach

    Spinach will grow quite happily in containers, and so will beetroot and leaf beet (perpetual spinach). Harvest the leaves when they’re young...

  5. Spring onions

    Choose a variety like White Lisbon, which you can grow in containers, and will provide you with salad onions for almost 6 months of the year...

  6. Kale

    Kale is much more accommodating than other brassicas like cabbages, cauliflowers, and Brussels sprouts, and it will grow in nearly all soils...

  7. Brussels sprouts

    Prepare the soil in the same way that you would for any cabbage crop, and add additional fertiliser before planting....

  8. Broccoli

    Like other brassicas, broccoli can fail in loose and starved soil, so your ground should ideally be firm and rich in organic matter. Pick a ...

  9. Cauliflowers

    Choose a sunny position for cauliflowers, and dig in some well-rotted manure the previous autumn. Use lime if necessary in winter. In spring...

  10. Cabbages

    Pick a reasonably sunny spot, which has not been used to grow cabbages or any other brassicas in the past 3 years. As with all brassicas, a ...

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