Top 10 Container Garden Vegetables

Top 10 Container Garden Vegetables

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.

10 Peas
With a shallow root system garden peas are well suited to planters but they will need a frame or support.

9 Carrots
Choose a deep container or grow a short rooted carrot variety like 'Paris market round' or 'Chantanay red cored'.

8 Courgette
The plant that keeps on giving. Make room for those huge leaves.

7 Kale
Cut and come and again all winter. 

6 Chillies
Easily grown in a pot on a sunny window sill, conservatory or greenhouse.

5 Nasturtiums
A colourful flower that spreads and climbs, encourages pollinating insects and can even be eaten in salads.

4 Potatoes
Plant early varieties for a June harvest.

3 Tomatoes
Home grown tomatoes thrive in >planters and taste so much better than shop bought varieties.

2 Salad
These fast growing plants will quickly make room for successive sowings.

1 Strawberries
Every child’s favourite, these delicious fruits are perfectly suited to container gardening and need very little attention apart from a weekly feed.