Container gardening works well for those with limited space. If you want a garden, but space is limited, try these 15 container gardening veggies.
15 Container Gardening Veggies
Container Gardening Veggies
If you talk to any container gardener, they’ll definitely tell you that tomatoes are some of the best veggies you can grow in a pot! They’re pretty easy to take care of and fit perfectly in an average pot! Don’t forget the cage to keep them upright.
Beans are another great choice in veggies for container gardening! Use a trellis so they can grow upwards and put them in plenty of sun!
I love lettuce, so knowing that it can be grown containers makes me so happy! Because it grows so fast, you can often harvest lettuce multiple times throughout the season. Make sure it’s a wide pot so the lettuce has room to grow!
Collard greens can be grown in containers and are a great alternative to any other leafy green plants. If you live in a warm zone, you can even grow collard greens in the winter months!
Radishes are great for container gardening because they grow fast and can grow in nearly any kind of pot—wide or deep. The bigger the variety, however, the bigger the container you’ll need.
I’m not a big fan of eggplant, but they look great in containers and grow well in them too! Take good care since they’re pretty vulnerable to garden pests.
The best part about growing spinach is that it grows in partial shade, so you can shove it in the corner of your porch and still get a great plant! Use a wide pot to take care of it best.
You can grow kale in containers and harvest it as a whole plant or just the tender leaves for garnishes and salads. It grows best in colder weather, but it can withstand some heat.
Chard handles hot weather better than kale, and it is also a great option for container gardening. The best part is that you can grow chard in small pots but it does need at least 6 inches of space.
Peas are great for container gardening because they grow quickly, don’t require much attention, and don’t need a lot of space. You can even grow peas on a balcony!
For those in cooler climates, try growing carrots in your containers! Make sure to keep the soil moist so that the roots don’t dry and crack.
If you want a veggie that’s more of a challenge (but still worth it), then grow cucumber! It requires a medium to large pot (depending on the variety) and needs to be fed and watered regularly. Keep it in full sun and, after a few months, you should have cucumbers!
You can harvest both zucchini and squash in containers, although zucchini grows better out of the two. However, they’re both great in containers and aren’t too hard to take care of.
Garlic is a great plant to grow in a container. You can use them for tons of different meals and grow them for a long time! Keep bulbs about five inches apart from each other in the container.
For those of you who like hot and spicy food, grow some peppers in containers! Just make sure you put them in a warm and sunny place to grow best.
Where to Buy Veggies for Container Gardening
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Lorraine Stewart says
Ideal for my needs, will have to wait though as have just had a hip replacement, . Have such great plans. Am putting everything together, merry Christmas to everyone. Lrain.
Bea van Amerom says
So interesting and such a variety. Being able to save it, means I can look it up immediately. Thanks!
Awesome info. Would you happen to know if there are any veggies that we can grow inside?
Here’s a post I wrote about exactly that! Happy gardening https://blessmyweeds.com/15-fruits-and-veggies-to-grow-indoors-this-winter/
can you use plastic buckets to grow veggies in?
As long as there is drainage for any extra water, I don’t see why not
Make sure to use plastics labeled with 1,2,4 or 5 (PET,HDPE,LDPE,OR PE). These are safer plastics to grow your fruits/veggies in 🙂
Sophie Wozniak says
Container size ?
Hi! Thanks for the awesome advice! I love planting in containers as I think it’s a great way to get my kids involved and it’s easy to give them there own plants to look after. We’ve done the standard tomatoes and beans but I’ve looking for something else for them to try. I think eggplant would be interesting. I always assumed they’d be challenging to grow but we’ll definitely give it a try!
Mike the Gardener says
All great choices. I’d recommend that you if you are going to grow tomatoes in pots/containers that choose a determinate variety such as patio hybrid. Varieties such as these are meant to grow in containers.
My favorites to grow in containers are herbs. A little amount of herbs can go a long way, so taking up valuable garden space is not necessary. I use a vertical stackable planter for my herbs as well as a lot of smaller pots for things like rosemary and basil.
What kind of soil would you recommend? Regular potting soil?