Saturday, January 3, 2009

Choosing Vegetables

In an effort to decide what Veggies to plant I've been consulting a book called Gardening in Small Spaces, written by Marcus Schneck. It talks about all the different aspects of gardening when you don't have much room. (although the pictures they have show yards with a great deal of space) In the back is has a list of Vegetables best suited to growing in a container.

The ones that he suggest are: Beans (pole), beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, muskmelons,onions, parsley, peas, peppers, radishes, spinach, squash, swiss chard, and tomatoes. With his listed vegetables he offers advice on how deep the container should be and how much soil it should hold so that the plants have the necessary room to grow.

Based on this list I've decided to try growing broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers, spinach, squash and tomatoes. Now I just have to wait for my seed catalogs to arrive so I can start choosing the varity I want. I'm look for compact plants from companys that sell heirloom seeds and organic seeds.


Michelle said...

Great list of plants. I never seem to have any luck with Broccoli. It seems to go to seed before I get a chance to pick it. Once you pick it don't forget to soak it in salt water over night to get the little worms out of the plant. Just a little trick my Southern grandparents taught me years ago. They were big farmers. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

April said...

Thanks for the tip I've never tried broccoli before but we eat alot of it so I thought it would be worth the shot :D