Summer is another good season for vegetable gardening. The best thing about growing summer vegetables is that the same ones can be continued in the monsoon season as well. If you don’t own a garden and space, grow them in your pots in your space or in an apartment.
Start with these 8 summer vegetables to grow in pots.
Cucumbers are perfect for eating straight off the vine or you can just toss them in salads or pickling. Well, you can grow them in medium to large-sized pots and in grow bags. The ideal size of the container is 12 inches deep but it totally depends on the type of cucumber you want to grow. Both bush and vine cucumbers are growable in containers. Use well rich soil and compost to harvest healthy cucumbers every season.
Okra is also called a ladies finger is one of the most popular vegetables in most of the countries. You can easily grow okra in medium-sized pots and enjoy it fresh.
Bell peppers and chilies love extra heat of summer and exposure to all day long direct sunlight. Choose a container that is wide enough and if you’re growing them in hot climates provide them shade from afternoon direct sunlight.
Summer is the best time to grow zucchini which is known as warm weather crop. It’s really productive in containers, so plant them in 12 inches wide and deep container and place it in full sun. Fertilizing it from time to time or once in a month will you a healthy harvest.
Bush beans and pole beans grow well in containers or pots. Bush beans are short and pole beans are tall and need support for their healthier growth. It’s better to grow pole beans in containers as they are productive and use vertical space efficiently. 8-10 inches deep pot works best to grow pole beans and maintain a spacing of 3-4 inches between each plant.
Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables to grow in containers. They generally need a long growing season with plenty of heat and sun at least 6-8 hours a day. However, some patio and bush tomatoes have a shorter growing season and its best to plant tomatoes as soon as the weather warms up.
Eggplant is also called a brinjal plant is considered as one of the best summer vegetables to grow in containers. If the weather is warm, it’s super easy to grow this vegetable by providing enough sunlight and water.
8. Gourds And Melons
You can grow melons like bitter melon and winter melon in pots during the summer season. Give a try to grow gourds, they’re overlooked and used only for decorative purposes, but they’re edible and used popularly in Indian and South Asian cuisines. You can even grow bottle gourd, ash gourd, sponge gourd in large pots by providing support.
The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden – Everyone Can Do It
This comprehensive guide covers how to start a vegetable garden from scratch, which vegetables to grow, and when to plant what. We’ve also added a “starter” garden plan consisting of easy-to-grow vegetables, companion planting techniques, and some lovely flowers! Let this year be the year that you grow a successful garden!