Vegetables and Fruit for Container Gardens


Apple
If you dwarf your rootstocks, you can grow apple trees in containers.

Cucumber
Cucumbers need lots of water and a large container.

Cherry
Varieties of cherries do especially well in sandy soil and containers that are about 18 inches deep.

Fig
Use a tough container to restrain those fig roots.

Eggplant
Eggplants do well with frequent fertilizings.

Lettuce
Lettuce needs frequent feedings and waterings.

Squash
Summer squash does especially well in containers.

Tomato
With the assistance of stakes and deep holders, many varieties of tomatoes do well in containers.

Spinach
Spinach likes organically rich soil.

Cabbage
Cabbage grows well from seed and likes rich compost.

Cauliflower
Cauliflower heads need lots of room, and small varieties do best in containers.

Bean
Most bean types don’t like frost, so bring your containers indoors in the winter.

Radish
Radishes grow quickly and easily.

Blueberry
Blueberries grow nicely in containers, but need warm summer in order for berries to ripen.

Potato
You can select from a variety of potato types, and they grow easily.

Turnip
Turnips like full or partial sun. Harvest your turnips promptly.

Plum
For your containers, be sure to use a dwarfing rootstock such as Pixy.

Corn
Even some shorter varieties of corn such as Sugar Buns and Quickie grow well in containers.

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