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An herb garden is easy to care for and makes an ideal additional to a patio or deck. We want to call out basil in particular, however, since it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing herbs with its bright, leafy green nature. Basil is also easy to grow and comes in a number of different varieties, if you want to experiment a little.
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If strawberries have a problem (besides hungry pests), it’s that they tend to lie flat on the ground and the fruit can easily be ruined unless it is picked at just the right time. Keeping strawberries near your patio or in a pot can help alleviate this issue, making strawberries another great choice. As soon as they’re ripe, pick ’em and eat ’em!
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Viney cucumber patio plants are suitable for patio planting because they tend to form smaller cucumbers and may produce several crops a year under the right conditions. Bushy cucumbers are a bit hardier, but they usually grow too quickly and too large to put on your patio or deck – unless you keep them carefully confined to a pot. The same is true of smaller varieties of squash.
To give your viney patio plants something to crawl up on, consider making this beautiful planter with trellis.