If you are restricted on area but would still love to grow your own food then give these fruits or vegetables a green thumbs up and don’t hesitate to throw them into a pot!
This list of fruits, vegetables, and herbs all cultivate very well together, so feel free to grow a number of herbs together in one pot to save some cash. The only way to fail with container gardening is usually to not water! You can even pay a little more for special containers though and I am sure some people who will only grow strawberries in strawberry pots. Yet I’ve grown plenty of berries in just regular flower pots. Therefore go look for some terra cotta or plastic containers, put some soil, plant and few seeds and let’s get growing!
Will I plant cherry tomatoes in a container? The answer is YES! While many garden types of tomatoes require a large area to plant and develop, there are plenty of more recent varieties that thrive in a container. Consult at your garden centre for “patio tomatoes” and consider raising smaller tomato varieties. Planting tomatoes in pots is pretty easy but you’ll likely have to string them up for some support.
Fresh herbs purchased from the grocery store are expensive. Getting into a tiny herb garden in a pot can provide you with fresh herbs all summer long. Rosemary, basil, thyme and sage can all be grown with each other in one container.
Cucumbers are great for cooling sore, puffy eyes and taste fantastic in a summer salad. Just don’t plant the huge field cucumber types in your pot garden since these types of require a lot of space. Small pickling varieties develop well in a pot and taste great both fresh and pickled.
Have a head’s-up by moving on classic lettuce heads and choose spring mix varieties to gets some green into your fresh summer salads. Spring mix varieties develop in less space and can be harvested regularly while heads of lettuce take up a lot of space.
Radishes are easy and quick to grow in a pot and don’t require much space. Radishes are delicious in salads, are fabulous with hummus dips, and include some bite in the hot summer heat. They’re also most effective way to spice up a budget family meal!
When you reside in a warmer climate, hot peppers like jalapenos are simple to develop in a pot. They can be used as appealing ornamental while providing some home-grown heat for your sassy salsa or your homemade chili.
Beets develop easily in a container and are a part of my container gardening strategy. Be sure you use a huge enough container to accommodate your beeters to root deep and delicious.
Container cabbage takes just a little work. When the cabbage head is first forming on your plant, cut the top part of it into quarters (when looking down) to grow four smaller heads instead of one large one.
Growing snow peas in a pot is fun. Over time I’ve had exceptional success with a variety of snap peas, green beans, and yellow beans. Just simply run some strings up your balcony and get vertical to obtain some fresh peas and beans growing in a container and onto your dinner plate.
One small rectangular planter can cultivate enough garlic to last you many years. It’s easy to grow, and if you dry it after harvesting it could last you very well into the winter.
Growing veggies in pots is an exciting and frugal option to get several seasonal produce onto your dinner plate for less. If you’ve got a deck, a front door landing, or some modest space for hanging pots well then don’t hesitate to get vertical and have some fun with container gardening. Perhaps you may just discover that you’ll love going to pot!