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10 Easy Container Vegetables

If your thinking about creating a container garden, be sure to check out these 10 easy container vegetables.

Elizabeth Scholl

May 31, 2013

Carrot Tonda di Parigi

Size and yield: 1 ½ - inch round, orange carrots
Growing requirements: Plant 2 inches apart in 6- to 12-inch container in well-drained, loose soil. Keep moist but not wet. Needs full sun or part shade
Harvest: The Carrot Tonda di Parigi should be harvested after 65 days

Spacemaster 80 Cucumber

Size and yield: dwarf 18- to 24-inch vines with 7- to 8-inch fruits. Three plants in a 12- to 18- inch-diameter pot
Growing requirement: Plant in a pot that is 16 to 18 inches deep with stakes or trellis. Needs full sun and moist, well-drained soil
Harvest: The Spacemaster 80 cucumber should be harvested after 58 days

Little Prince Eggplant

Size and yield: The Little Prince Eggpant is a two-foot plant with 3- to 4-inch fruits and lavender blossoms. One plant per 10- to 12-inch pot; pots should be 12 inches deep.
Growing requirements: Needs dull sun. Water regularly. Put outdoors when nighttime temperatures reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Harvest: The Little Prince Eggplant should be harvested after 65 days

Garden Babies Butter Head Lettuce

Size and yield: heads of 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Five to seven plants can grow in a 12-inch container 6 to 10 inches deep.
Growing requirements: Plant in full sun or part shade. Keep evenly moist.
Harvest: The Garden Babies Butter Head Lettuce should be harvested between 53 to 73 days

Super Bush Tomato

Size and yield: 2 1/2- to 3-foot plants. One plant on a container that is 18 inches deep and 18 to 20 inches in diameter; use tomato cage or trellis
Growing requirements: Full sun. Put outdoors when night temperatures are at least 55 degrees F. Water regularly.
Harvest: Super Bush Tomatoes should be harvested after 72 days

Easter Egg Radish

Size and yield: 4- to 6-inch plants with ½-inch plum, white, red and pink radishes
Growing requirements: Plant seedlings 2 inches apart in a 9- to 12-inch container. Radishes are cool-season vegetables that grow best in 40 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Full sun or part shade. Keep moist but not wet.
Harvest: Easter Egg Radish should be harvested after 28 days

Pot of Gold Chard

Size and yield: Grow 12 inches high. A maximum of three plants should be grown in a 12-inch pot.
Growing requirements: Grow plants 8 inches apart in pots 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep. Prefers full sun but will tolerate afternoon shade. Water regularly
Harvest: The Pot of Gold Chard should be harvested after 50 days

Baby Belle Mini Peppers

Size and yield: Baby Belle Mini Pepper is a two-foot-tall plant with sweet, bite-sized red and yellow peppers. One plant per container that is 15 inches wide and 15 inches deep
Growing requirements: Full sun; water regularly. Put outside only when nighttime temperatures reach at least 55 degrees F.
Harvest: Baby Belle Mini Peppers should be harvested after 80 days

Heirloom French Zucchini

Size and yield: One plant per pot that is 12 to 15 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep.
Growing requirements: Full sun; water regularly.
Harvest: Heirloom French Zucchini be harvested after48 days

Tom Thumb Shelling Peas

Size and yield: 8-inch-tall plants
Growing requirements: Plant 2 inches apart in containers at least 8 inches deep. This is a cool-weather crop and will stop producing in heat. Keep moist.
Harvest: Tom Thumb Shelling Peas should be harvested after 55 days – E.S.

If you love growing container vegetables tryout these 7 easy container fruits.

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great info. tks.
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