Best Vegetables for Container Gardening

Growing up, my mom would plant a big vegetable garden every year so the idea of growing my own food has always been appealing.  Due to our lack of yard space, I have tried a bit of container gardening in the past, but this year, I intend on going “all out” and documenting my progress!

Although I won’t be able to grow enough vegetables to last all summer long, it’s still nice to know exactly where they come from and to have the satisfaction of eating what I grow.  Nothing beats watching your hard work come to fruition!

Since containers are just that, containers, they typically don’t work well for all types of vegetables.  From my experience and online research, here are the best fruits and vegetables for successful container gardening:

  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs
  • Strawberries
  • Potatoes

When you’re purchasing your seeds or starter plants, you’ll want to look for varieties that say they’re good for containers.   I always have great success with patio tomatoes and Spring Mix type lettuce.

Will you be planting a container garden this year?  What have you had success with in the past?

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