Vegetables in containers

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You may not have room for a vegetable patch or time for an allotment, but many delicious varieties of salad, vegetable and fruit will thrive in containers and don’t take up much space. Follow our guide if you want to grow crops on patios, balconies, windowsills and roof gardens.

What Vegetables Can You Grow in Containers?

The simple answer is anything you like as long as the pot is big enough! The easiest thing to start with is probably some salad crops and culinary herbs. Not only are these edible but they are also decorative.

Guide to container veg


Crop Rotation


The principle of crop rotation is to grow specific groups of vegetables on a different part of the vegetable plot each year. This helps to reduce a build-up of crop-specific pest and disease problems and it organises groups of crops according to their cultivation needs.

Example crop rotation plan