So you're renting, but you love to garden. Not a problem! Container gardening is easy, often has higher yield, and can be done right on your patio, without digging up any landscaping. Here are 7 delicious container garden veggies that you can grow this summer.
ZucchiniChoose bush type zucchini so you don't end up with a vine that stretches across your porch. Pick them small and eat them often. Remember, even the flowers are delicious.
TomatoTomatoes are grown in pots more than any other vegetable! One of the reasons is that they do so well in pots. Make sure you pick a large pot, because although the plant may look small when you buy it, it will grow fast. Plant it as deep as you can. Make sure it gets at least 6 hours of sun per day. Put in a tomato cage before it gets too big.
RadishesRadishes are an early spring, quick growing plant. Pull them while they're small, as they will get hotter and woodier the larger they get. Water them often to make them sweeter. After you pull, plant them again!
EggplantAs easy to grow as tomatoes in pots, they are not as popular because, well, a lot of people don't like them. The trick to eggplant is 2 parts potting soil and 1 part sand for good drainage. Use a tomato cage.
PeasWhat is better on a hot summer day than a sweet pea fresh from the vine? This is one veggie that is better raw than cooked! Peas grow in pots, but need lots of water, like 3 times per day. Yikes! Make sure it has good drainage so roots don't mold. Tricky? Maybe, but worth it.
KaleKale is all the rage because of its health benefits. It grows well in even small pots. Combine it with flowers for a stunning and nutritious patio.
CarrotsStick to a small carrot variety for pots, like radish-shaped or mini. Choose a container with as much surface area as possible, something low and wide. They're a cool season crop, so start them early, or grow them late. And remember to juice. Always juice!
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