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zakzakzakzak Posts: 168

I am a container gardener. Please can anyone advise me what veg and fruit is suitable for growing. Please not salad. I have blueberry; tomatoes and strawberry lined up.


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Depends on what you like to eat. You can grow loads of stuff in containers as long as it's kept suitably fed and watered.

    I've grown peas and French beans in  large pots with a simple bamboo wigwam for support.  Cucumbers, or does that count as salad?  Last year I did courgettes for the first time, they were lovely.

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,079

    There's a bush raspberry that's supposed to be ideal for containers though I've not tried it yet. And there are dozens of patio fruit trees on very dwarfing root-stock that will grow happily in pots, including peaches and apricots as well as apples, pears, plums and cherries. Peas and broad beans, spinach, chard, carrots, potatoes can all be grown in pots. Lots of herbs, including mint and parsley. There are bush varieties of runner bean and borlotti bean. Garlic.

    It's almost easier to say what can't be grown in containers

    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • seyfadesseyfades Posts: 146

    Depending on the container sizes and how much space you have to put them, you can grow anything. I'm also a container gardener, though in my first year, I've done nothing the past few months but research online, books and YouTube. I'm planning to grow tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, peas, chillies, courgette, broccoli, attempting aubergine. I already have garlic and onions growing. It's possible, just need to get the right seed variety. 

  • zakzakzakzak Posts: 168

    Great stuff now I just need to decide what I am going to grow. Thank you

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