Veggies and fruits in flowerpots

by Veszna

There is nothing I like better then to go outside into the garden and pick some fresh vegetables or fruits for a meal.

Unfortunately our dog marks his territory regularly so I am reluctant to plant anything edible in our yard.

This year, although I do not have much experience, I decided to start my "garden" in flowerpots and containers. It is wonderful how decorative, besides being so delicious, tomatoes and celery can be.

Could you recommend some other veggies which do good in flowerpots?

I would also like to ask you is there some fruit trees or bushes that could be planted in flowerpots as well and which one do you recommend? I would love to have them in my little "garden".

Thank you!

Answer: Most vegetables and herbs, as well as most dwarf fruit trees, can be grown in containers. Vines like strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and peas are beautiful in hanging pots.

Vegetables with long roots such as slicing tomatoes, dwarf trees, and root vegetables such as carrots and turnips do better in five gallon (18 liter) pots, which will give them room to spread their roots a bit.

I hope that answers your question. If you have more questions about container gardening or something I said wasn't clear to you, just post a reply below and we can talk about it more.

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Jul 24, 2011
Veggies and fruits...
by: Veszna

Thanks for the great suggestions! :)

Good to know that veggies with long roots need 18 liter containers. That made me wonder if I used appropriate flowerpots so far. Could you tell me how large containers veggies with short roots need?

Answer: Depends on the individual plant! If you aren't sure, start off with a small pot then repot it in a larger pot if the plant starts getting root-bound.

In any case, if you're growing perennial edibles, you'll need to replenish the soil every year, because the plant will use up the nutrients in the soil. All you do is to take the plant out, shake out the old dirt, clean off any salt build-up on the pot, and put new dirt in the pot.

Hope that helps!

Jun 16, 2012
Container Plants
by: Sarabeth


I have grown blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets. Moved them around the garden, until I got them in the place I wanted them. I currently have some "baby" fruit trees, aronia bushes, and tomatoes with basil, peppers, marigolds in 5 gallon buckets on my deck. I am trying strawberries, but I moved them in the heat and some died.

I found 5 gallon buckets in the paper, the person was getting them from bakeries, ice creameries (wholesale).

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