If you’re thinking about starting a garden this spring, summer, or fall, you may want to put some thought into growing in containers.
Container gardening is beneficial for so many reasons. Not only do you eliminate the need to till or amend garden soil that is just not up to snuff, but you can grow a container garden in practically any environment. A savior for urban gardeners and space- or climate-constrained growers alike, container gardens are versatile and effective.
And if you think that you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to the vegetables you can grow in such a setting, think again! Just about any kind of plant can be grown in a container as long as you choose a pot that’s big enough – even root vegetables!
Ready to get started with your container garden? Here are fifteen root vegetables you can grow in containers.
No wonder potatoes are one of the most loved root vegetables. They are soft and fluffy and they are extremely healthy and delicious. You can grow potatoes in containers on your balcony, rooftop, terrace or patio. The best thing about container gardening is it eliminates space restrictions.
Growing Potatoes is great. First, they are heavy producers, they will provide you with a heavy yield. Second, it is extremely easy to grow them. Potatoes can be grown in any type of containers. You can grow them in growing bags, in polyethylene bags, dustbins, sacks, and tires. Just make sure you choose a large container.
Carrots are one of the best root vegetables for containers. They are sweet and crispy and they are deliciously fresh and cooked. Besides, they are extremely healthy and have many medicinal uses. Carrots require a container that is at least 10-15 inches deep. For a successful crop, it is recommended to follow the following tips:
- Sow the seeds 2 to 3 weeks before the last spring frost.
- If you live in a hot area, it is better to grow carrots during the fall and the winter.
Beets are one of the healthiest root vegetables. They contain Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Potassium. These fast-growing vegetables are worth investing your time in. They require wide pots that are at least 8 inches deep. Makes sure the post are large enough to accommodate mature beets comfortably because these healthy plants don’t like being transplanted. Here is some good advice:
- The best time to plant beets is spring or fall
- In hot areas, grow them in winter and early spring
- They don’t like warmth
Ginger is one of the plants you should definitely grow in containers. All the parts of this plant are edible. The leaves and the shoots are extremely flavorful. They are used in the same way as green onions. Ginger requires a deep pot since it needs to be planted at least 12 inches deep. Here some information about this flavorful plant:
- Ginger is usually planted in spring
- If you live in a warm area, you can grow it year round.
- Ginger requires sunlight exposure daily
- It can be grown indoors
Radish is one of the fast-growing root vegetables. This plant will be ready to be harvested in no more than one month. You can grow radish anywhere as long as it gets access to sunlight for at least 6 hours daily. For the container, it should be at least 6 inches in depth. The width is not important. The best tips for growing radish are:
- It is better to grow this plan in spring, late summer, and fall.
- It prefers moist soil
Growing garlic is easy. It is widely grown for its multiple health benefits. You can it raw with salads or cook it with soups, risotto, omelets, and stir-fried dishes. Besides being healthy, garlic is also flavorful. It is an essential ingredient of many famous delicious dishes.
If you don’t have any outdoor space available, you can grow garlic in containers indoors.
This spicy-peppery annual is fun to grow because it is an extremely low maintenance veggie. It is not difficult to grow it. It only requires a large pot. The post should be between 18 and 24 inches deep. It is also recommended that:
- Grow horseradish in spring so you can harvest in fall
- Keep in a spot where it can access sunlight for 6 hours daily