container gardens - Knowledgebase Question

Baltimore, MD (Zone 7A)
Question by jobell23
May 24, 2008
which vegetables grow best containers

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2008


Most vegetables adapt well to containers. I'd avoid sprawling types such as squash or melons, but aside from those, you can grow nearly any veggie in a container. The size of the pot will depend upon 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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