Container Vegetable Seeds
The one thing to remember with container gardening is that containers need frequent watering. Since the root system is restricted by the size of the container, some plants may produce smaller fruit, and some vegetables don't grow well in containers. We have made it easy for you to select the right varieties of vegetables for a container garden. Everything on this page will grow well in a container!
Choosing a Container Size:
Tomato plants will grow best in containers of at least 22" diameter, peppers grow best in 16" diameter pots, and vining crops require a 20" or larger container. Lettuce, spinach and other greens have shallow root systems and thus do well in longer, flat containers. Another way to approach container size is to think in terms of 1 to 2 gallon container capacities for peppers, chard and dwarf tomatoes, while 4 to 5 gallons per plant is best for tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and eggplants.
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Contender produces a huge yield of tender bush beans that have excellent flavor and very reliable. Beans start producing about a week before most other varieties.
Produces compact dark green central head, with many lateral or side shoots over a long season. Good in short season areas with cool nights.
Buttercrunch has thick green leaves and small, tight head. It maintains its sweetness well when grown in the heat of summer.
Popular as a sweet baby, slicer, or fresh market variety. Very popular variety of carrot for eating fresh or cooked.
Sweetens after frost. Delicious chopped and mixed with mash potatoes.
An elongated pepper that turns scarlet when fully ripe but stay sweet and mild. Sweet Banana is a longtime favorite for flavor.
The earliest maturing radish. Garden standard. This radish is an early mature that retains fine eating quality all season.
Bloomsdale spinach is an old favorite amongst gardeners. The Bloomsdale has excellent flavor and produces large quantities of tasty leaves.
The crisp, sweet succulent 3 inch pods are ready to eat 10 to 14 days ahead of the original Sugar Snap, and remain in prime eating condition for days.
Long Purple eggplant produces good yields of mildly flavored eggplants 8-10" long by 2" wide. Dark purple and glossy skin with pale white flesh that has few seeds.
3 Gallon Smart Pot is a great container for growing leafy greens and herbs.
Cherry, tiny fruit, tiny plant, very unusual, 4" tall plant, ideal house plant for windowsills and patios.
The Park's Whopper Improved CR tomato has been the standard for taste, size and production for many years.
The most popular heirloom tomato for cooking, canning and making spectacular sauce. Roma has very thick flesh, low seed count and produces high yields.
Big red tomatoes (10 to 11 oz. each), with the same sweet, aromatic, melt-in-your-mouth juiciness as the original.