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What can we grow (that is edible) in these tiny pots?

Hi all

The photo says it all. What edible plants can we grow in these tiny coloured pots. I guess it would have to be something that is comfortable dangling down? Any ideas please? For clarification, the two planters below are growing Raspberry and Strawberries. 

Thanks in advance. 


  • franksebemfranksebem Posts: 40
    Oops  here’s the pic  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,975
    edited June 2022
    Do they have drainage holes in them? If not you could keep them full of water and grow bunches of watercress in some of them. But I think they’re too small for most things. Maybe a single trailing nasturtium for salads and sandwiches in each one … but you’d have to do a lot of watering …

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,905
    Can you give some idea of the pot size, height and diameter please ? Do they have drainage holes, or are you happy to drill some ?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,226
    Herbs,like Thymes maybe.  Mint will need too much water and need a bigger pot.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,517
    All salad leaves. What about pakchoi? Radish?
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,274
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Arthur1Arthur1 Posts: 538
    Lettuce? But they might cook if they are in full sun.
  • franksebemfranksebem Posts: 40
    Thanks all. Yes, I will drill drainage holes. 
  • franksebemfranksebem Posts: 40
    The size of these is similar to a Large Tea Mug. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,833
    You could sow a few chive seeds,   They’re quite small though. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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