Container Gardening Is Ready to Be Your New Hobby

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Whether you're new to gardening or are short on space, a container garden is a smart solution for when you want to grow your own vegetables. You'd be amazed at what you can produce: pole beans, peppers, zucchini, lettuce … the list goes on. Start small, and you can always expand later if your passion or space permits. Plus, having fresh ingredients on hand means fewer trips to the grocery store. We've rounded up some of Hunker's best ideas and advice for container gardening at home.


Good news: It's possible to grow any variety of tomato in a pot, from small cherries to tall beefsteak vines.


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Opt for shorter, compact varieties (unless you're open to purchasing BIG containers) — this article will get you growing in the right direction.


This is one of those garden crops that is tailor-made for pots — up off the ground (away from worms and garden slugs), leafy greens thrive in containers.

Pole Beans

The vertical vining aspect of pole beans make them a perfect potted plant for small spaces, like a balcony or patio garden.


When not contained, zucchini grows quickly and can overtake a garden. But when growing zucchini vertically in a pot, it's simply perfect.

Beets, Asian Greens, Eggplant, and More

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Particular veggies, like eggplant and beets, need particular planters. Here's what you need to know.

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