Gardening is not the easiest of hobbies, but it certainly is quite rewarding. Especially, if you are growing your own produce. Ah, just imagine the satisfying feeling of picking a fresh tomato from your very own garden! But before you can enjoy all that fresh produce, you first need to do quite a bit of work. But don’t let that scare you! While there is no such thing as foolproof gardening, growing your plants in containers comes pretty close. There are many benefits to container gardening. In general, this gardening technique is great for beginners or if you have limited space. Growing your plants in containers also lets you control the growing environment much easier, protects your plants from diseases and pests and so much more. However, not all veggies thrive in such conditions. That’s why today we will show you which vegetables are best suited for pots and containers.
There are many benefits to container gardening
The Best Vegetables For Container Gardening
Before you start building or buying your containers, you first need to choose what vegetables you want to grow. This will help guide you in your choice of containers as well as where you should position them. Pick veggies you like to eat, this will motivate you and make the process much more rewardable in the end. Plus, vegetable waste will also go down, and any scraps can go to the compost! However, as we mentioned not all veggies like to be packed up in containers, but there are plenty that will love it. Here are some vegetables we recommend growing in containers.
Before you start building or buying your containers, you first need to choose what vegetables you want to grow
Cherry tomatoes are one of our favorite things to grow in containers! Their compact size and prolific fruit production make them an excellent choice for a gardener limited in space. If you want to grow larger varieties, you will need a lot more space. Cherry tomatoes need a sunny spot and soil that is deep, moist and well-drained. Give them that and some love and they will thrive. Just don’t plant them in the cold, as they do not like it.
Cherry tomatoes are one of our favorite things to grow in containers
You can plant peas both in early spring and in the fall, so you can enjoy them nearly all year round. The best types of peas for containers are snap peas, English peas, and snow peas. These varieties help enrich the soil with nutrients, so as they are growing they give back to the land. Peas have no problem growing in containers, but some varieties may need some extra support as they are climbers. If you don’t have the space for climbers, get the bush varieties. Keep them in a sunny spot in loamy soil for a bountiful harvest.
Peas have no problem growing in containers
There is something so satisfying about eating crispy lettuce that is freshly grown. And the best part about this plant is how easily you can grow it! It can grow even in the tiniest of containers. Lettuce and other types of salad greens are mainly spring crops, however, there are newer varieties that have no problem withstanding the summer heat. But in general, try to keep your lettuce (as well as arugula, spinach, and other greens) in a partially sunny spot and keep their soil moist and fertile.
There is something so satisfying about eating crispy lettuce that is freshly grown
Whether you are a fan of sweet peppers or hot peppers, you can easily grow both in containers. These delicious veggies thrive in both containers and grow boxes. All they need is plenty of sun, good drainage, and a consistent watering schedule, and they will be repaying you with a lot of produce. There are a lot of varieties you can grow both sweet and hot, so make sure to choose the right one for you.
You can easily grow both hot and sweet peppers in containers.
Eggplants have a unique texture and rich flavor. And compact varieties like fairytale, hansel, and bambino do great in containers! Heavier varieties may not do as well in containers, as they become quite dense, so try to choose the other ones. Not only is this veggie delicious, but it also looks beautiful, so it can also work as an ornamental! Eggplants need to get plenty of sun and evenly moist soil to feel their best.
Eggplants have a unique texture and rich flavor
If you aren’t too limited on space, you can grow your very own crispy, fresh cucumbers. The main issue with growing cucumbers, both in containers and in the ground, is that most varieties will need a trellis to climb. That’s why they require a bit of extra space, as you need to ensure they have enough space to climb up. You can always choose compact or bush varieties that don’t have sprawling vines.
Some cucumber varieties will require a trellis
Growing potatoes in containers is a breeze. You just need to make sure you select varieties that are suitable for container gardening. Fresh potatoes taste a million times better than store-bought ones and growing them in containers gives you the opportunity to enjoy their great taste all summer long. Growing potatoes does require a lot of soil in water, so they may need a bit of space. Keep your potatoes in a sunny spot and in loamy soil.
Make sure you select varieties that are suitable for container gardening
These are some of the best vegetables for container gardening. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can grow your very own delicious veggies easily with the help of containers.
These are some of the best vegetables for container gardening