Answer: Welcome to the garden club! Choose smaller or bush varieties of tomatoes for containers. 'Patio Hybrid' tomato was developed just for containers, but you could also grow determinate varieties like 'Celebrity', 'Early Girl', 'Sweet Tangerine', or 'Northern Exposure'. Leaf lettuces are quick to grow and adapt well to containers. You can purchase seeds such as Mesclun Mix. Mesclun is a mix of salad greens available from the wild or the garden and different kinds of leaf and loose-headed lettuce. Originating in Provencal France, the traditional recipe calls for chervil, arugula, lettuce and endive in precise proportions, but nowadays Mesclun mixes include greens such as mustards, cresses and parsley as well as wild greens and all kinds of lettuce. The original idea was to make a salad that touches upon every taste and texture sensation: bitter, sweet, tangy, crunchy and silky. Mesclun is a treat for the eye as well as the tongue, with its colorful mix of textures.
Best wishes with your new container garden!
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