The watermelon plant, Sugar Baby, fits in a rectangular container. The plant will yield watermelon fruit large enough for two people to share.
It was not too long ago that growing vegetable plants in containers was the odd way to get food out of the backyard garden. Thankfully, with large numbers of cultivars that will survive, yes even thrive, in containers; today growing vegetable plants in containers, pots or any alternative solution that holds soil, will yield a harvest for the kitchen table.
For inspiration, I offer up these examples.
Salad mix and cilantro seeds planted in a windowbox, growing indoors, makes a nice cut-and-come-again planting.
Eggplant Fairy Tale is one of several varieties that will grow in pots. Container grown eggplant tend to be smaller but very tender.
- Sweet peppers like Blushing Beauty can be grown in large tubs. Blushing Beauty can be harvested yellow or red.
Eggplants like Hansel, a small purple, or Gretel, a small white will make an attractive garden, add some annuals or herbs for more color or variety.
If being practical is part of your gardening life, growing food
is at least one pathway to stay gardening.