How much land does one need to plant a garden? That’s a trick question. 

You do not need land to grow plants. All you need is a pot with some soil and a little space that gets some sunshine where you will remember to water and feed your chosen plant. A patio, balcony or a sunny windowsill may be all the room that you need to grow something.

What do you want to plant? Do you like flowers? Are you ready for that first juicy tomato of the summer? Just about anything that you can think of to grow can be grown in a container if you are willing to provide a plant with what it needs.

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