Flower Pot Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Clanton, AK
Question by Fralick69
October 29, 1999
I am a complete beginner at gardening. My husband, daughter and I are moving in to an apartment soon. We cannot have a normal vegetable garden obviously so my question is can we grow our favorite vegetables in big flower pots, like tomatoes, snap beans, squash, or peas? Could you tell me some resources on this subject so I could possibly read up on it or is it totally impossible?


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Answer from NGA
October 29, 1999

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your first season, choose reliable, durable varieties. Lettuce, bush beans, bush zucchini, cucumbers, determinate tomatoes, and marigolds would be good choices.

Here are some good books on container gardening: "Window Boxes: How to Plant and Maintain Beautiful Compact Flower Beds", by Tovah Martin, "The Creative Container Gardener", by Elaine Stevens, "Movable Harvests", by Chuck & Barbara Crandall. Here are a few titles for children: "Big Bugs" by Jerry Booth (lots of fun garden activities, i.e.,worm races, butterfly hibernation station, etc.), "Growing Wild: Inviting Wildlife into Your Yard" by Constance Perenyi, "Talking to Fireflies & Shrinking the Moon" by Edward Duensing.

Good luck with your new garden!
your first season, choose reliable, durable varieties. Lettuce, bush beans, bush zucchini, cucumbers, determinate tomatoes, and marigolds would be good choices.

Here are some good books on container gardening: "Window Boxes: How to Plant and Maintain Beautiful Compact Flower Beds", by Tovah Martin, "The Creative Container Gardener", by Elaine Stevens, "Movable Harvests", by Chuck & Barbara Crandall. Here are a few titles for children: "Big Bugs" by Jerry Booth (lots of fun garden activities, i.e.,worm races, butterfly hibernation station, etc.), "Growing Wild: Inviting Wildlife into Your Yard" by Constance Perenyi, "Talking to Fireflies & Shrinking the Moon" by Edward Duensing.

Good luck with your new garden!

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