You don’t need a massive garden to grow delicious vegetables. Many vegetables can be grown in planters, buckets or bags with great results. Here is our top ten list of trouble-free container friendly vegetables.
With a shallow root system garden peas are well suited to planters but they will need a frame or support.
Choose a deep container or grow a short rooted carrot variety like 'Paris market round' or 'Chantanay red cored'.
The plant that keeps on giving. Make room for those huge leaves.
Cut and come and again all winter.
Easily grown in a pot on a sunny window sill, conservatory or greenhouse.
A colourful flower that spreads and climbs, encourages pollinating insects and can even be eaten in salads.
Plant early varieties for a June harvest.
Home grown tomatoes thrive in >planters and taste so much better than shop bought varieties.
These fast growing plants will quickly make room for successive sowings.
Every child’s favourite, these delicious fruits are perfectly suited to container gardening and need very little attention apart from a weekly feed.