The truth is you can grow just about any vegetable in a container.
Some are easier to grow than others, however. To ensure your container garden produces a nice bounty, start with quality organic potting soil made for vegetables.
Choose large containers with drainage holes and monitor for watering needs as veggies grown in containers require more water than those grown in the ground.
Keep reading for the seven easiest veggies to grow in containers. You’ll be harvesting fresh veggies in no time.
1. Peas. It’s a snap to grow peas in containers. They grow quickly and don’t need much attention. Try dwarf varieties, keep soil moist, and harvest this healthy snack in only two months. Plant in full sun in Zones 3-11.
2. Tomatoes. Tomatoes need six hours of sun a day, lots of water and organic fertilizer. Give them those three things and they’ll reward you with tons of fruit. Imagine all the sauce, bruschetta and salsa you can make. Plant in full sun in Zones 2-10.
3. Potatoes. Kids will love growing potatoes in containers because the plants grow fast and they taste delicious. Plus, harvesting is much easier. Start harvesting earlier for new potatoes, later for larger ones. Potatoes are thirsty, so keep soil moist. Plant in full sun in Zones 4-9.
4. Cucumbers. With lots of water and full sun, cucumbers grow like crazy. Don’t forget to use an organic fertilizer every other week during the growing season. For best results, choose an extra-large container to support a trellis. This exposes more leaves to the sun and deters pests. Plant in full sun in Zones 4-11.
5. Carrots. Purple, white, red — carrots come in so many other colors than orange. And, being a root crop, they are happy growing in a deep and wide container. Keep soil moist and harvest often. Plant in partial sun in Zones 4-11.
6. Lettuce. Lettuce and other greens are the ultimate container vegetables. The size of the pot doesn’t matter — just sprinkle seeds in, keep it watered and harvest often. Plant in partial sun in Zones 4-9.
7. Onions. Green onions grow well in containers. You can grow onions to full bulb size, just make sure to use an extra large pot and water regularly. Plant in full sun in Zones 4-9.
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