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The 15 Easiest Vegetables to Grow in container for Beginner Gardeners

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Do you dream of growing your own foods, but just don't know where to start?

The good news is.. Growing your own food isn't complicated. Starting a garden can be simple if you grow the right crops.

There are many vegetables that yield a great product and don’t require a ton of work.

Whether you’re a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top almost-foolproof vegetables to grow.


1: Beets

This kind of variety grows well in small spaces – however, if you want best results try to grow “Red Ace” type. You need to have a pot, which has at least 12 inches depth so that beets can grow freely. Within such a space, you can grow up to six different plants. If you want to have more, opt the baby beets.

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2: Beans

There are two best types of bush varieties including “derby” and “provider” – for growing these you need a pot that has about 12 inches depth. It is important to check the root depth of vegetables for better growth. If you want to grow long poles within a box, you would have to attach trellis along with the pot.

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3: Carrots

Are you interested in growing carrots in containers? If yes, then you must start growing the varieties like:

If you actively water the pot, you are more likely to get a healthier plant. In case you wish to have longer plants, make sure you choose deeper pots.

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4: Cole Crops

Cole crops include cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage; these are the easiest vegetables to grow in containers. However, you should not plant a lot of types in a single pot otherwise, they will not be able to grow.

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5: Cucumber

If you are interested in growing cucumber in containers, then always go for “Salad Bush” or “Bush Pickle” varieties. You must consider the plants coming out of the edges of the pot.

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6: Eggplant

Any pot which has the capacity to hold up to 5 inches depth can be used for growing eggplant. However, without stake you would not be able to hold the plant in the pot, so be careful.

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7: Lettuce and other greens

If you are looking for the best container vegetables, then your choice would be lush greens and lettuce. In this case, the size of the pot does not come into a count. Take some fertile soil, add the required seeds and keep the soil moist so that you can get lovely salads from the home garden.

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8: Melons

Have you heard about dwarf melon “Bush Sugar Baby” melons? These are tiny watermelon types, which are perfect to grow in small pots. In a deep pot, it would continue to grow and leave the edges with spirals. These would provide the fruit with the necessary support, so pay special attention to it.

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9: Onions

Particularly green onions are known to grow well in containers. You require a bag of the set and a pot, which is about 4 to 5 inches deep. Within this size, you can freely grow an onion until it is a bulb size.

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10: Peas:

You can plant up to six plants within a 12-inch deep pot of the following baby pea variety:

  • Green Arrow
  • Maestro
  • English peas
  • Sugar Bon’ snap pea

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11: Peppers

It is an ideal rule to have a big pot so that peppers grow better. You have the liberty to grow any kind of pepper within the container.

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12: Potatoes

It is always fun to grow potatoes, and especially fun growing potatoes in a container.  You need a pot, which has up to 12 inches and plants 3 to 4 potato es in the pot. Keep on giving it enough water so that the plant starts to produce; make sure all the stems are fully covered with soil. Within a few months, you can get early potatoes and later you can take out the larger ones.

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13: Radishes

Radishes can be grown quickly and easily even if you have the smallest container. All you have to scatter are some seeds in the pot (top-level) and keep the soil moist diligently.

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14: Squash

Use a 5 to 7-inch deep pot so that you can grow lovely winter squash varieties – these may include:

  • Cornell Bush Delicata
  • Papaya Pear
  • Table King’

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15: Tomatoes

It is your right to have juicy and fresh tomatoes; you can certainly grow them in pots. However, you must try first a dwarf variety like ‘Bush Big Boy’ in a 5-inch deep container. The popular dwarf varieties are;

  • Cherry tomato
  • Plum Yellow
  • Window Box Roma

All these varieties fit perfectly in smaller size containers and pots.

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Therefore, by now you must be intrigued enough to start planting vegetables in the containers. 

Raising a garden offers many benefits to the gardener.

It is much healthier to grow your own food. You are fully aware of what has gone into the product and know what you are eating.

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Urban Gardener

Plants and gardens have always been a big part of my life.

My grandparents are farmers and my mom has always been an avid plant lover. I can remember helping my mom plant veggies and flowers in our little garden. 

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