Container Vegetables and Fruits

Planting vegetable in containers can have many benefits.  You don’t have to worry about weeds, you can control the amount of water and fertilizer each plant receives, depending on the plant you choose can completely customize the soil it is planted in and you can be super creative with container colours, sizes and shapes.  That being said unless you have tons and tons of containers your yield will be small and you have to water the plants more often.

Container Vegetable gardening from The Tasty Gardener

Here are some examples you can plant in containers based on skill level.

Plants For Beginners

Lettuce, spinach, bush beans and peppers are great plants for beginners.  They require very little work aside from sprinkle a few seeds or planting a couple of plants. Herbs are also perfect for beginners.

Lavender and Spinach from The Tasty Gardener

Lavender and Spinach

Other plants for beginners:

  • Kale
  • Rhubarb
  • Chives
  • Green Onions
  • Sunflowers

Plants for Intermediate Gardeners.

Carrots, radishes, onions and garlic all have deep roots so you have to make sure your pot is deep enough.  Tomatoes need staking and vegetables like  cucumbers and zucchini need the space to trail. Spreading peas and beans also need a trellis or pole to climb.

Container Tomatoes from The Tasty Gardener

Container Tomatoes

Other plants for Intermediate Gardener:

  • Pumpkins
  • Beets
  • Parsnips
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Eggplant

Plants for Advanced Gardeners.

Fruit trees and shrubs require special soil conditions and some need very specific soil condition.  Pruning of these plants are necessary to keep the plant thriving and a turn in weather conditions can prove deadly for a lot of fruit plants.

Pink Lemonade Blueberry from The Tasty Gardener

Blueberry Bush

Other Plants for Advanced Gardeners

  • Cauliflower
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Asparagus
  • Blueberries
  • Most fruit trees

As with all plants make sure you do your research before you plant anything.

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