Vegetable in containers? - Knowledgebase Question

Spanaway, Wa
Question by azlynsmom
May 7, 2010
We had to move this last year and our new home has very little room for a garden, are there any and if so what type of vegetable I can grow in containers and or large buckets?

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010


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. Make sure the containers have drainage holes in the bottoms and fill them with regular potting soil rather than garden soil. Watch for watering needs. Plants in containers can dry out quickly so water whenever the pot seems lightweight or when the soil dries out about an inch below the surface level. Hope you have a bountiful harvest!

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