I'm actually embarrassed to admit that for the past three years, my friend's container-grown tomato plants have looked healthier and produced more than my own garden box tomatoes. Most of it has to due with the increased amount of sunlight that their plants receive; however, it goes a long way to demonstrate how successful container gardening can be. Did you know there are more than 66 other vegetables that will thrive in containers?For those in rentals and for those who don't want to dig up their yard, container gardening is an incredibly viable option to growing your own food. It allows just about anyone with some ground space, a balcony or a roof top to grow food. From strawberries to tomatoes, leafy greens, and an endless list of herbs, plants can thrive in pots just as well as the ground.
PlanetGreen has compiled a list of vegetables, tree fruits, citrus fruits, herbs, leafy greens and root vegetables which can all be grown successfully in pots.
A few that might surprise you.
- Apples can be grown in a container
- Golden Midget Watermelon
- Small Cantaloupe
For the complete list of all 66 recommend eating plants for container gardening, visit PlanetGreen.
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