Home Repair & Gardening

Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

“Bush Slicer” cucumber: Juicy slicing cucumbers in record time on disease resistant, dwarf bushes, perfect for a small space or container. The 6 to 8 inch long fruits have smooth, tender skin and sweet, crisp flesh.


“Astia” zucchini squash: Compact squash vines are ornamental, early bearing & productive and easy to harvest, glossy green fruits.French bush variety, developed especially for containers and small space gardens.


 “Jade Gem” lettuce: Fast to grow for long harvests of ready-to-eat salads. An heirloom gardener’s favorite: with 6 to 8 inch tall, fat little rosettes of juicy-sweet, wavy leaves that look like a plump mini romaine.



  • In the heat of summer, check the soil dryness at least every other day. Stick your finger in the soil and if it’s dry below the surface, water.
  • Once a month, apply diluted fertilizer to the containers.
  • Use a large container so the roots have space to grow. It doesn’t need to be a fancy pot–an empty 5-gallon bucket with drainage holes is perfect.



Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top