Repost: Container Gardening Vegetable Varieties

I’m not big on reposting content because I do like to keep things fresh and interesting, but this is one post that I thought might be of interest as we all start our spring gardens. I originally posted this in February 2010, but info like this never really goes out of style. 🙂 Happy planting!

Small space gardening is a trend that has really taken off – from square-foot styled planting beds in small yards to window boxes, people are showing an increasing interest in growing their own food. But seed catalogs can be daunting – how do you know which plants are going to be suited for a container on your balcony? Being a small space gardener myself, I’ve been keeping track of which heirloom/old varieties are container-friendly, so I thought I’d share my list with all of you. It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but it’s a good place to start.

– Pencil Pod Yellow Bush Beans

– Bountiful Green Bush Beans

– Arikara Yellow Bush Beans

– Black Valentine Green Bush Beans

– Tennessee Green Pod Green Bush Beans

– Tendergreen Improved Green Bush Beans

– Jacob’s Cattle Baking Beans

– Calypso Baking Beans

– Bumble Bee Baking Beans

– Vermont Cranberry Baking Beans

– Dragon’s Tongue Wax Beans

– Empress Green Beans

– Fin de Bagnol Green Beans

– Hutterite Soup Beans

– Ireland Creek Annie Baking Beans

– Envy Edamame

– Early Snowball Cauliflower

– Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale

– Lacinato Kale

– Oakleaf Loose-leaf Lettuce

– Red Deer’s Tongue Loose-leaf Lettuce

– Amish Green Deer’s Tongue Loose-leaf Lettuce

– Tom Thumb Lettuce

– Lollo Rosso Lettuce

– Tennis Ball Lettuce

– Cherry Belle Radish

– French Breakfast Radish

– Easter Egg Radish

– Martino’s Roma Tomato

– Tiny Tim Tomato

– Principe Borghese Tomato

– Cream Sausage Tomato

– Czech’s Bush Tomato

– Green Grape Cherry Tomato

– Nebraska Wedding Tomato

– Silvery Fir Tree Tomato

– Tonda di Parigi Carrot

– Rossa di Chioggia Radicchio

– Red Marble Cippolini Onions

– Bianca Di Maggio Cippolini Onions

– Evergreen Bunching Onions

– Crimson Forest Bunching Onions

– Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes

– Rose Finn Apple Fingerling Potatoes

– Thomas Laxton Peas

– Lincoln Peas

– Tom Thumb Peas

– Blue Jade Sweet Corn

– Tom Thumb Popcorn

– Miniature White Cucumber

– Black Hungarian Hot Pepper

– Candlelight Sweet Pepper

– Chinese Ornamental Hot Pepper

– Fatalii Hot Pepper

– Fish Hot Pepper

– Garden Sunshine Sweet Pepper

– Golden Nugget Hot Pepper

– Jimmy Nardello’s Sweet Pepper

– Miniature Red Bell Sweet Pepper