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Top Fruit & Veg to Grow in Containers

You don’t need a large garden or allotment to enjoy home grown fruit and vegetables.

Nearly all vegetables can be grown in pots and containers with a little imagination.

Here our top suggestions on the easiest fruit and veg to try to get you started:

1. Carrots

A good variety to try is the Carrot Parceba (F1 Hybrid).
With globe roots, this carrot is ideal for growing in pots on the patio.
Read our how to grow carrots guide to find out more.

2. Cucumbers

Try the Cucumber Mini Munch (F1 Hybrid) variety.
Fun-sized cucumbers for limited space and great for kids to grow.
Read our how to grow cucumbers guide to find out more.

3. Lettuce

The Cut and Come Again Lettuce is ideal for growing in pots and containers.
Grow by the kitchen door and pick as needed for maximum freshness.
Read our how to grow lettuce guide to find out more.

4. Peppers

Try the Pepper Yummy variety.
A perfect snack sized sweet pepper ideal for hanging baskets.
Read our how to grow peppers guide to find out more.

5. Radishes

A good variety to try is the Radish Purple Plum.
With a popular flavour, but a vibrant plum colour this is perfect for pots and containers.
Read our how to grow radishes guide to find out more.

6. Tomatoes

Try the Tomato Garden Pearl variety.
Grow in a hanging basket for tasty and decorative fruits.
Read our how to grow tomatoes guide to find out more.

7. Runner beans

The Runner Bean Hestia variety is great to try.
With red and white bi-colour flowers, which are decorative on the patio, followed by delicious beans.
Read our how to grow runner beans guide to find out more.

8. Strawberries

The best way to grow strawberries is to use cold-stored crowns, or freshly-lifted crowns.  Fresh crowns need to be planted in October, whilst cold-stored crowns should be planted in February.  These will provide a small crop of fruit 60 days later, and a full crop the following year.  There are several different varieties available such as Honeoye (early), Elsanta (main ) or Symphony (late)
Read our how to grow strawberries guide to find out more.

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