Vegetables That Grow Well in a Container or Pot

Vegetables in Container Pots

Vegetable gardens aren’t just for owners with large garden areas or yards. You can also grow your own produce even with a limited space with container gardens! Here’s a list of vegetables and fruits that can definitely grow in pots and other containers…

Finding good and fresh vegetables in the market can be very difficult at times. If you always find yourself disappointed with the produce sold in your local grocery, you might already be thinking of just growing your own. Besides, it’s a better idea since you’ll know your food is safe and healthy, right?

However, most people who’ve been wanting to have their own produce at home have the idea that they need a bigger yard or garden. But this isn’t true for many vegetables — and fruits!

Here are certain produce that can survive and grow even in small pots. See if your favourites are on the list!


Five-inch pots are enough to grow eggplants. All you need to make sure is that you have a stake that will hold your plant.


The “Red Ace” are the best types to grow in tiny gardens. Get pots that are around 12 inches deep for your beets to grow well.


Thumbelina, Little Fingers or Short n Sweet? You can grow all these types of carrots using pots. This crop needs constant watering for healthier produce. And of course, if you wish to have long carrots, provide them with a deep container.


You can definitely grow your own tomatoes even with a small garden space! Tomato varieties such as Tiny Tim, Patio and Window Box Aroma are perfect for small size container gardens.


For potatoes, you only need space as small as four square feet! There are many container garden ideas for growing potatoes, and you can learn all about them here.

Cole crops

You can also grow cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower in pots and other containers. Just keep in mind that these crops are best grown separately, not in one container or small bed.


Beans are usually put in pots when the ground temperature is too cold for planting, but gardeners want to start early with growing them. Gardeners can then take their pots indoors at night to protect beans from really cold temperatures.


Onions are one of the crops most known to grow well in containers. With a five-inch deep pot, you can already have bulb-sized onions.

Lettuce and other greens

Fan of salads? You can eat fresh green leafy vegetables right from your own container garden! Size is not very important here. What’s important is a fertile soil that is always kept moist, and you’ll soon have fresh ingredients for your favourite salads.


Here’s another ingredient for salads you can also grow in a pot. It’s simple, if you want better results, provide the biggest containers or pots you can have for them to grow in.


Want cucumbers? Get Salad Bush or Bush Pickle for your container garden!


A 12-inch deep container or pot can grown up to six plants of these baby pea variety: English peas, Maestro, Green Arrow or Sugar Bon’ snap pea.


Yes, melons are in the list too! More specifically, we’re pertaining to the dwarf variety known as “Bush Sugar Baby” melons. 🙂


Squash can grow in very small spaces, like in this blue pot! Grow Papaya Pear, Table King or Cornell Bush Delicata in a 5 to 7-inch deep pot.


Radishes are easy and quick to grow, as long as their soil is watered regularly!

We hope you found the plant that you’ve been wanting to grow in your small garden in this list. Indeed it’s not impossible, regardless of how little your space is!

Which of these fruits and vegetables do you want to have most in your own garden? 🙂

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