The Q&A Archives: Vegetables In Containers

Question: I live in a condominium and cannot dig a vegetable garden. What vegetables can I grow in containers, and how large a pot do they require? I have plenty of sun and deck space.

Answer: Most vegetables adapt well to containers. The size of the pot depends on the mature size of the vegetable. For tomatoes, you'll probably want a large container - 12 to 18 inches is good. For smaller plants, like lettuce or radishes, 6 to 8 inches deep will work. Experiment a little and you might be able to grow some annual flowers along with your vegetables, for a festive and functional patio garden.

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