5 Best Crops for Your Edible Container Garden

Growing crops in containers offers flexibility and the chance to grow more too. While it’s possible to grow almost any vegetable, herb or fruit in pots, some are more suited than others.

So what are the best crops to grow in containers?

In this short video we’ll reveal our top crops for container growing – five delicious, easy-to-grow edibles that will give you plenty to pick!

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50 Comments

  1. TheOther99% on July 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Potatoes are ideal for containers. They are much less work and easier to harvest.

  2. Laney Robb on July 8, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Once I had a garden and my BROTHERS strawberry plant took over. Now we call it the strawberry patch instead of a garden. XD

  3. Nadine Sawtell on July 8, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Baby book Choi does well but make sure to cover it to protect against cabbage butterflies and similar pests

  4. Tonia Richardson on July 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you! Lots of useful information. Please will you do a video about planting companion vegetables & herbs that help deter pests and also which containers are best for container gardening, in the UK.

  5. Cherokee Rose on July 8, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you again. I watch EVERY one of your videos. I plant Tumbling Tom and Tiny Tim tomatoes as well as chard and some of your others. But another that I happen to give a try was red romaine. I planted them in small pots and nothing grew but here in Tenn I just left them and suddenly they were growing like crazy. I even found one in my backyard lawn. And kale is great to grow year round here. Any variety is delicious… Thanks for all your videos they are so informative. And you are so happy on them. 🙂

  6. Toni S on July 8, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I love your videos! They are always so informative and most helpful

  7. Stephanie on July 8, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I love growing herbs and peppers in my garden! Always adds a nice flare to dishes.

  8. Linda G on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Potatoes do well in either 5 gallon buckets or potato bags.

  9. Jojo Bobo on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I have my strawberries in the old gutters from my house. The only down side is that you really have to be careful to not lose the soil and too keep them watered. I had a tough learning period and almost gave up on the idea. The upsides are that you can net them easily with a simple tee pee system and picking is super easy too.

  10. Michelle Phillips on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Great videoim growing organic vegetables in my container gardens I find that they produce way better in containers than the actual garden itself

  11. sonnossonnos on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Haha when I like and unlike this video, the viewing goes from 2,7K to 2,8K :0

  12. 123smile on July 8, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you

  13. The Hungry Traveller UK on July 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Nice crops

  14. DeepWaterz on July 8, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    #GardenGove

  15. tara estella on July 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks 👌

  16. TroutToastPro on July 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Courgettes and beetroot grow good in containers

  17. Lauren Evans on July 8, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Great advice – thank you 🙂

  18. The Happy Gardener on July 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I love your ideas you are so inspiring xx

  19. Samantha Trujillo on July 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I’m new to gardening and I love your quick tips! They have been so helpful in my new hobby. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Vicki Moseley on July 8, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I grow my potatoes in pots.

  21. Catherine Cooper on July 8, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I always enjoy your videos! This year I will try growing beets, carrots, potatoes, in containers. Question: Would you please cover night time temperatures and putting plants in a hot house. I have just a simple plastic that’s about 5′ tall. Here in Wisconsin, we are told that nighttime temperature must be 50 degrees and above for the garden to be planted. Is that true for the hothouse as well?

  22. Ellen McIntyre on July 8, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Bush beans, basil, peppers, tomatoes, marigolds, portulaca, or milliflora petunias for color spilling over edges. Basil protects tomatoes

  23. Kati Mäkinen on July 8, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    ☘️🌱💚🌺

  24. Maike Adam on July 8, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Great job! Those strawberries look very tasty!

  25. Stealth Clock Gaming on July 8, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    could i grow any of these in a 1 gallon milk jug? and what would be best?

  26. Abbie Thoms on July 8, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Put dishes under your pots to prevent water wastage

  27. Hartz Homestead on July 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I grew a cayenne pepper in a large pot one year and it did fantastic. Here in Western Washington we have a cool, marginal season for peppers, but I started it indoors, and brought it in whenever the weather was cold. I got about 50 very hot peppers the first year, and put it back out a second year for several more. See my channel for my 5 favorite vegetables to grow!

  28. o0Avalon0o on July 8, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    This video is incredibly well-made & informative. Thank you, I’m learning so much!

  29. Shirley Ethier on July 8, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Awesome channel, I really enjoy your videos. I’m a new subscriber and hoping the the pots that I planted and the raised bed that I made will do well. We shall see I guess. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  30. Carol Townsend on July 8, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Spenich, SPENICH and more
    SPENICH is the very best—-

  31. donna flores on July 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I like to grow basil in containers as well as celery, parsley and kale.

  32. DK zok on July 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I cannot find organic
    strawberry seeds anywhere

  33. C Y on July 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t think Marigold actually repel aphids. In fact my Marigold attracts aphids and died of aphids.

  34. Justyna P. on July 8, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I am growing beets, radishes, dill,bunching onions, basil, for the first time beans and ofcourse greens, greens, greens:-)
    Great channel! Thank you

  35. Deda Kavanagh on July 8, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Love radishes for color and nutrients. ☘️

  36. Maryjane Green on July 8, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Nice video. Thanks! I would add a little kale for my salads.

  37. Kacey Bongarzone on July 8, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you! I also enjoy cucumbers and they’ve grown well in a raised garden bed/pots in my yard.

  38. The Green Thumb Gardening Channel on July 8, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Greetings, fantastic and informative video! I only grow in pots or elevated Huegel Culture Container Gardens due to terrible soil conditions in my location. I love having the option to easily relocate my potted plants indoors if necessary and the ability to grow year round instead of just during the spring and summer months. I just subscribed to your channel and am looking forward to your next video upload!

  39. Scott Tuttle on July 8, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I got a nice constant flow of summer squash one year in 5 gallon buckets.

  40. Janice Buttram on July 8, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I tried my hand at a potted garden last year…the problem I had was very think skins. What am I doing wrong or what could different? Thank you for an answer and for your channel!

  41. squeedle on July 8, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Marigolds may repel aphids but the slugs and snails will eat ours right down to the ground, in short order.

  42. John Monck on July 8, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    you dont have to keep asking …. its really annoying… we know how to subscribe …

  43. Emily Kraken on July 8, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I’m growing garlic, potatoes, peas and hopefully courgettes too in my container garden. I’m trying to hold back from planting more stuff as it’s my first year of gardening but I can’t resist! Might also do carrots, radishes and some salad type leaves like rocket and mustard greens later in the spring.

  44. LégumesEtFleurs on July 8, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Great video as usual. I grow bok choi in containers. 😄

  45. Becky Ezra on July 8, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Thank for the useful video, enjoy spring! . bless.

  46. brenda hippolyte on July 8, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Can you do something on growing edibles on small balconys and around your flat . I have grown a few veg but love to learn more. Thanks love the videos.

  47. Lily Langman on July 8, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I have been growing spinach in a hanging basket all winter here in Tx

  48. BIG LOU 44 on July 8, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Awesome video 🙏👍👍

  49. Brondigas Elwali on July 8, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I am growing peach in container ….

  50. whaszupp whaszupp on July 8, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I also grow blueberries in Southern California (Los Angeles) in pots. One of them is in a regular pot (maybe 10-15 gallon?). Eight others are in earthboxes or garden patch boxes. All are doing great. I have several varieties that work in my locale. I have them protected from birds inside a "bird cage" that I built from an old e-z up frame and bird block screening. I have about 1/2 of it topped with a shade cloth. Works great. Life is good and fruitful!

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