5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

Here are my 5 favorite container veggies for beginning gardeners. They’re all easy to start from seed and will grow happily in containers on your patio, driveway, poolside…wherever you can fit ‘em. All these varieties are from my friends at Renee’s Garden.

 cucumber: Juicy slicing cucumbers in record time on disease resistant, dwarf bushes, perfect for a small space or container. The 6 to 8 inch long fruits have smooth, tender skin and sweet, crisp flesh.cuc-slicer2OPT-218x300

 zucchini squash: French bush variety, developed especially for containers and small space gardens. Compact squash vines are ornamental, early bearing & productive. Easy to harvest, glossy green fruits.squash_astiaOPT

 chard: Delicious, reliable andhighly ornamental, these vigorous plants have crunchy golden stems contrasting with deep green leaves. Perfect for containers or striking mixed borders.


 lettuce: An heirloom gardener’s favorite: with 6 to 8 inch tall, fat little rosettes of juicy-sweet, wavy leaves that look like a plump mini romaine. Fast to grow for long harvests of ready-to-eat salads.


bush bean: Extra-slim, long deep green filet or “haricot vert” snap beans. A fine French delicacy with superb taste. Refined introduction with extra-crispy texture.