Can I grow vegetables in smaller plots or containers?


What if I don’t have enough space for a large vegetable garden? Can I grow vegetables in smaller plots or containers?


Yes, many vegetables can be grown in small plots or in containers.  Consider selecting more compact or dwarf varieties of vegetables for these situations. 

Vegetables That Can Be Successfully Grown in Containers or Small Plots

*Be sure to select compact varieities for those marked with an asterisk

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber*
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Muskmelon*
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Pole Beans
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash*
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes*
  • Winter Squash*

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