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! (:
Some color on my tomatoes – FINALLY!

Some color on my tomatoes – FINALLY!

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Pollinating ID

Pollinating ID

Strawberries

Strawberries

My Room.

My Room.

Another sad day in Monica’s garden…

Another sad day in Monica’s garden…