“The tiniest garden is often the loveliest” – Vita Sackville West.
If you are live in an apartment or have a small yard and yearn to grow your own produce, fret not. Don’t let limited space or a tiny backyard bog you down and prevent you from trying out your green thumb.
Try container gardening, knowing what to grow in containers is the answer to growing it all when you have limited growing space. Here we will describe five vegetables that can easily grow and thrive in containers in your home garden.
Tomatoes are very easy to grow in containers. You can choose determinate varieties or dwarf varieties to grow in containers. Add enough fertilizer during potting time and watch your plants thrive as they produce in abundance.
You can easily harvest 20- 25 garlic bulbs from a whiskey barrel sized container. For growing elephant garlic, you can sow one plant per container as the bulb size is huge. Garlic can also be planted close to each other for a bigger yield. Once you harvest the bulbs lay them out to dry in the sun prior to using.
Carrots are extremely easy to grow in containers, choose containers that are deeper rather than wider. Don’t be disappointed if you harvest smaller carrots, they still taste better than the store-bought ones.
Radish (Burpee White, Crimson Giant, Early Scarlet Globe varieties – Radishes are easy to grow in containers. The plants usually mature and are ready for harvest in 30-40 days. You can keep planting them in succession for a good yield. You can harvest around 6-7 radishes in the container size pictured below. For the longer maturing radish varieties like Daikon radish or Minowase radish you can sow the seeds in a whiskey barrel sized container for a greater yield.
Peppers – You can easily grow different pepper varieties like the green bell pepper, yellow pepper, purple pepper, and Poblano peppers in containers. You can start the seedlings in seed starting kits and transplant into larger containers when the weather is conducive for growth. You can plant two plants in a large whiskey barrel sized container as pictured. Hot pepper varieties like cayenne pepper, Thai chilli peppers, and black cobra pepper also thrive and produce in abundance in a 12 inch or 16 inch container.
Here is a video guide on the 5 Best Vegetables to grow in your Container Garden – 5 Best Vegetables for Your Container Garden