10 Vegetables You Can Grow In Containers


Growing your own vegetables sounds like a great idea, but if you have a little bit of garden space or live in a complex that only has a side yard, your options are limited. Luckily, there are plenty of vegetables that grow well in containers, and your options may be more varied if you opt to grow your plants this way.

Vegetables in containers thrive in at least six hours of sun per day, so make sure you choose their spot carefully. If you live in a warm climate, you may also want to avoid placing your containers directly onto the concrete, as it may get too hot. You can always put your plants on a cart, so they can be easily moved around.

With all this in mind, here are the 10 of the easiest vegetables you can grow in containers.

1: Beets

This kind of variety grows well in small spaces – however, if you want best results try to grow “Red Ace” type. You need to have a pot, which has at least 12 inches depth so that beets can grow freely. Within such a space, you can grow up to six different plants. If you want to have more, opt the baby beets.

2. Lettuce

You can grow lettuce and other greens in a large-sized container. Just plant a seed into the soil and keep moist.

3. Cucumbers


Choose a large pot that can hold a trellis for the cucumbers to grow on. Recommended types include the “Salad Bush” or “Bush Pickle” variety.

4. Carrots

Are you interested in growing carrots in containers? If yes, then you must start growing the varieties like:

  • Thumbelina
  • Short n Sweet
  • Little Fingers

If you actively water the pot, you are more likely to get a healthier plant. In case you wish to have longer plants, make sure you choose deeper pots.

5. Eggplants

Plant your eggplant in a pot with at least five inches of depth and be sure to use a stake or cage once the plant begins to grow.

6. Onions

Particularly green onions are known to grow well in containers. You require a bag of set and a pot, which is about 4 to 5 inches deep. Within this size, you can freely grow an onion until it is a bulb size.

7. Peppers

It is an ideal rule to have a big pot so that peppers grow better. You have the liberty to grow any kind of pepper within the container.

8. Radishes

If you want something that grows fast, radishes are your best bet. Plant radishes in the cool season, and keep the pot moist and in the sun.

9. Squash

Use a 5 to 7 inch deep pot so that you can grow lovely winter squash varieties – these may include:

  • Cornell Bush Delicata
  • Papaya Pear
  • Table King’

10. Tomatoes

It is your right to have juicy and fresh tomatoes; you can certainly grow them in pots. However, you must try first a dwarf variety like ‘Bush Big Boy’ in a 5-inch deep container.