Varieties You Can Grow in Containers


wooden crate full of fresh vegetables


Container gardens are a perfect addition to any landscape, home, and apartment, no matter the size. Plus, they are perfect for starting plants and vegetables from seeds. Of course, there is nothing wrong with buying mature plants to keep in your garden, especially if you’re in it for the harvest! If you have a green thumb and love to grow things out of containers, then this is for you. Take a look at Porch Garden Pots for vertical porch planters!

Cucumbers stacked together.


Bush Slicer Cucumber

Bush slicer offers juicy slicing cucumbers on dwarf bushes, which is perfect for small spaces or container gardens. As you can probably imagine, these cucumbers are much smaller than the traditional cucumbers you may be thinking about. They range from 6-8 inches and yield strong crops in both cool conditions and real summer heat. Plant these cucumbers when spring weather is warm and night temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Sow the seed directly into the container 4 inches from the edges, and protect the seedling from birds. If in hot, dry weather, check and water plants in containers daily.


Mediterranean herbs, spices, and bottles of olive oil.

French Thyme

Thyme is such a big part of summer cuisine and is a popular herb to grow for its delicious taste and fragrant aroma. The ingredient is indispensable in all kinds of savory dishes, as it enhances the flavor of a variety of foods. It is best to plant thyme indoors in early spring. Cover seeds very lightly and keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy until seedlings emerge in 14 to 21 days. Provide a good light source throughout its growth. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, gradually acclimate the thyme to outdoor conditions.


Handful of spinach.

Baby Salad Spinach

Baby salad spinach is a high-yielding plant with an early harvest of tender, deep green leaves that have a sweet, nutty flavor that is perfect for salads or quick cooking. Spinach plants grow best in cool weather when planted outdoors, and can be planted a ½ inch below the soil line. Spinach needs full sun, but will need partial shade if in warm climates. Spinach plants need consistently moist soil so it is important to ensure that the soil doesn’t dry too much.


Full top view of cherry tomatoes in rattan basket.

Super Bush Tomatoes

These hybrid tomatoes are specially bred for abundant yields and are perfect for growing in large pots and patio containers. Super Bush bears juicy tomatoes with lots of sweet flavors that are neither bland nor watery. Being able to walk out to your patio and pluck one off the vine for a treat, is well, a real treat! In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55 degree Fahrenheit range. Sow one seed in each container of seed starting mix. If the pots are in hot weather, pots may need to be watered daily.


This is in no way meant to be an extensive list of all the vegetables you are able to grow in containers — there are hundreds more you can choose from! Shop Porch Garden Pots for durable vertical planters that can be hung on porch railings, fences, and even walls. Shop now!