Q&A: What kind of vegetables can be grown in small places or better yet pots?

Question by noble8fold: What kind of vegetables can be grown in small places or better yet pots?
Large pots would be easier for me to take care of but can any vegetables be grown that way or do they need more soil?

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Answer by siamvelvet72
I grow tomatoes that way every year. Just make sure that you have good drainage and some decent stakes to hold them up. This year I was also going to try strawberries.

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  1. What comes to mind are vegetables that you harvest the whole plant. Like carrots, radishes, Lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards. Anything that grows on a vine like tomatoes or watermelon or most kinds of squash take up a lot of space.

  2. I’ll go with Ryan + strawberries, But there are several small potato varieties you can grow in a large pot & put them in with it half full then keep adding soil as they grow (to the top)… I am growing soft fruit and twin fruit bushs/trees ie apple&pear on one plant, [peach& apricot etc].. Then there are onions, shallots & leeks.. if you check with the plant catalogue people there are many more…But for the best results get really large pots and install a drip feed watering system ( Cheap and easy & conserves water! ) Then Just watch ’em grow pal !…….. good luck, enjoy …However you will still have to look out for crop pests & treat them straight away… Mix some geraniums & petunias amongst them in separate pots for the best of both worlds ! OK ?

  3. i grow broccoli plants in my garden. i found that they have pretty compact root balls so they will be fine in a large pot. i love broccoli plants because they grow huge leaves and its beautiful and the broccoli grows up the center like a green flower. romaine lettuce is also a beautiful plant choice for pots. for potatoes, i grow them in 5 gal. buckets. fill the bucket with about 3 or 4 inches of healthy soil. place a potato in the center and cover it with dirt until its about 2 inches under. be patient and leaves will start to poke out. let the leaves open up and as it grows add enough dirt so only leaves show, no stalk. until the bucket is full of dirt and you will have a happy bushy plant that shoots little flowers. when the plant dries up, the potatoes are ready.

  4. Wide top large earth pots or baskets with good drainage are the
    best grow boxes for vegetables and small fruits.

    Suitable vegetables suggestion:

    Dwarf Bush Beans
    Broccoli is large. 1 in a pot is possible with stakes
    Cucumbers with stakes
    Egg plants
    Squash or Zucchini can stand up-right with stakes
    One seed potato can produce 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes
    Pumpkin needs more space. 1 plant in a pot is possible
    Sweet peas with stakes or mini trellis
    Sweet peppers or Bell peppers
    Tomatoes with stakes

    Suitable Annual growing fruits suggestion:


    Vegetables and fruits need a non-stop supply of moist soil.
    So, insert a small cup of water in the pot around the plants
    will help.

    You don’t have to fill-up your pot fully with soil at the start.
    You can add more when the plants are taller; or when
    you see the roots are appearing on the surface of the

    Put 2 inches of soil for baby plants or seeds; if you are
    sowing directly outdoors. Sprinkle some loose soil over the seeds;
    and stake the young plants with tooth-picks when they are short.
    Cover your pot with a transparent lid; if you are planting young plants;
    otherwise; with non-transparent lid for seeds.

    Squash or zucchini or pumpkins need rich soil.
    So, grow a compost pot with earth worms produce
    before you transplant your young plant in it. They
    love to stand in a rich soil compost pot.

    The sun and rainfall from the nature will help you
    to grow and you wil love to grow more next year.

    Enjoy your gardening experience!

  5. All will grow, but nightshades and leafy greens are probably “best” in terms of yield. I’ve gotten away with snap beans, several types of peppers, lettuce, spinach, strawberries (meh), and nearly every herb.