Container Garden-Small Patio - Knowledgebase Question

Oak Lawn, Il
Question by rosesmith700
May 24, 2009
I live in a south suburb of Chicago, IL in a condo with a small patio facing the south with good sunlight. I would like to plant furit and vegetables in coantainers. I am thinking blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes and spinach. Will these thrive? What else could I plant? Where do I start? I know nothing!

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2009


Most vegetables will adapt to growing in containers. You'll want large containers for most vegetables to accommodate their roots. Besides common herbs here is a list of some great container vegetables:

Use 3-5 gallon containers for tomatoes and cucumbers, 2-gallon sized containers ofr eggplants and pepper plants, beans, lettuces and spinach can grow in one-gallon containers, and in 3 gallon containers plant shorter varieties of corn such as Sugar Buns and Quickie.

As long as you keep your plants well watered and in full sun, they should thrive. Enjoy!

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