I found a nice page if someone is interested in container gardening. It's got just enough info to get you started but it's not overwhelming. Just remember, the containers dry out quicker than if planted in the ground, so more watering will be required.
I did a little experiment with cucumbers. I planted 1 in a container and 1 in the ground. They are the same variety and were planted the same day and are right next to each other. The one in the ground seems to be growing better although neither have produced cucumbers yet.