What Can I Grow in a Pot?

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When you need a tomato or a pinch of fresh basil, nothing is more convenient than stepping out the kitchen door to your container garden of vegetables and herbs. Containers will go anywhere as long as there is a source of water and plenty of sunshine. You can grow almost all vegetables in containers—just remember that big veggies need big pots. And if you really want to see terrific results, be sure to start with strong, vigorous Bonnie Plants® vegetables and herbs instead of starting from seed.

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The Pros of Containers

  • Easy to put anywhere
  • Save space
  • Neat and decorative
  • Can be convenient to the kitchen
  • Provide perfect soil when you use a premium potting mix like Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix
  • Use less water overall
  • Avoid soil-borne problems such as nematodes
  • Can move some herbs indoors for winter
  • Easy to replant
  • Great for anyone who has limited reach

The Cons of Containers

  • May need water more often than in-ground or raised beds
  • Too-small pots can limit plant growth and size