Organic Vegetable Varieties Suitable for Container Gardening

Looking to get into organic vegetable gardening but are limited on space? Try container gardening!

Organic vegetables best suited for container gardening are those with a compact growth habit. Dwarf, determinate or bush varieties of larger vegetable plants such as peas, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and cucumbers can be grown successfully in containers, but generally require either support, such as stakes or trellises, or appropriately-sized containers, or both.

Special varieties of beets, carrots, and bush beans do better than others based on their ability to size up quickly, have a sweet flavor at a smaller size, or produce well under stress such as heat or shade.

In general, crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, corn, potatoes, summer squash and zucchini, and most larger vining plants such as pumpkin and winter squash do not do as well in container production, although there are a few varieties that might do better than others.

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  4. Sue says:

    I love the container page. the suggestions are very helpful. Now, can you advise the kind of containers? I know it’s a basic question, but for the beets, how deep does the container need to be? Is a gallon bucket ok? five gallon? Thanks for a great resource. Looking forward to a seedling adventure this spring.

    • High Mowing Organic Seeds says:

      Hi Sue, for beets, look for a container that is about 8″- 12″ deep. You can plant around 9 beets per square foot. Hope they do well for you – let us know!

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