pots vs ground?

pots vs ground?

hi, i'm new here, and next year i really want to start growing some of my own food. i live where deer will kill anything i grow (probably why i don't have any pretty flowers haha) but i have a decent sized deck in the sun and it gets rain. would growing veggies in pots be okay? i've heard that they won't grow as well, so i'm not sure. any tips for growing in pots? thank you! (:
What’s wrong with my gardenia?

What’s wrong with my gardenia?

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

A little of my garden

A little of my garden

summatime

summatime

Three unknown trees with berries

Three unknown trees with berries

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks