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I have really poor soil also, mostly hard clay. I have raised beds. My DH built mine but I notice that even my supermarket is selling raised bed kits now. I did buy an extra one this year from Gardeners Supply company. Actually, they're metal brackets and you buy the limber to slip into it. When you have a raised bed you can improve on what's in your ground. I use a blend of topsoil, manure and compost all of which you can buy from your local big box home improvement store.
If raised beds aren't an option for you, then you have to try to find varieties that say they are good for containers like a bush variety of cucumber or compact zucchini. Summer squash takesd up a lot of space so it's usually one plant per BIG container. It's hard to tell when you're looking at a seed packet so go online to Burpee or whatever seeds are available where you shop and read about the different varieties. They will usually say whether they're good for containers because so many people are choosing that option now.
Here's a link for Better Homes and Gardens with great vegetable container ideas: www.bhg.com/gardening/vegetable/vegetables
I've been gardening for 45 years - I started helping my grandfather when I was young. I've been organic gardening for the last 20 and start all my plants from seeds; so if you have any questions please feel free to ask!
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