Do you know the best vegetables to grow in pots? There are quite a few that do well in pots. Today I’m giving you the lowdown, complete with a few vegetable growing tips. This guide will make the process even easier!
Vegetables to Grow in Pots
Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables to grow in pots. Just make sure the pot you choose is large enough, because tomato plants need a surprising amount of room. And use small wire cages or stakes to support tomato plants, especially varieties that like to produce their crop all at once.
Sweet peppers thrive in pots. If you love adding sweet peppers to your favorite foods, know that you can grow them easily. Just make sure you use the right size pot. Just like tomatoes, a large pot is really important for peppers.
Cucumbers are another of the vegetables to grow in pots. They’re quite easy to grow in containers! In most cases, you can keep them growing indoors for the winter. For the best results, grow cucumbers vertically to make sure you have enough space in the pot to keep them thriving.
Kale is a fantastic vegetable for container gardening because it really doesn’t need much space to grow. You can plant about five kale plants in a 20 inch pot! That’s pretty impressive.
Beets prefer to grow undisturbed, so once you plant them you can’t move them. The best part is, beets grow fairly well in a variety of conditions. You should have no problem producing a great harvest!
More Vegetables to Grow in Pots
Zucchini and summer squash (or any type of winter squash) grow well in containers. Squash will actually grow just about anywhere you plant it, so if you grow it in a pot you can’t go wrong.
Radishes are an easy vegetable for first time gardeners because they grow so well. Short, red radishes are especially good because they grown in just about any pot you have.
When growing spinach in pots, you need one 8-inch pot for each individual spinach plant. The most important thing to remember about spinach is that it grows best in indirect light.
Eggplant produces colorful fruits and attractive foliage. Not only do they taste great, they look beautiful! Be sure to use a pot that is at least 5 inches deep for growing eggplant, otherwise it will be overcrowded.
Choose a deep pot for long varieties of carrots, or a more shallow pot for short varieties. Carrots are fairly easy to grow in pots, as long as you don’t allow the soil to dry out. But don’t overwater them!
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