You can grow almost anything if you have a good selection of pots, containers and growbags. That said, some crops are better suited than others, so have a read of this before you decide what to grow.
Bush Squash/Courgette Varieties
Berries and Currants are perfect for growing in pots and containers. Just make sure they are nice and big, 50cm wide and deep! It can actually be a bit easier was growing them in pots as you can move them around, support them easily with a cane where necessary, and keep them weed free and well-nourished with compost.
Herbs are often grown in pots and they are well suited to it. You can either pop several different plants in a large single pot or have each individual plant in its own smaller pot.
Cordon tomatoes are easy to grow in grow bags or large containers, and bush varieties are ideal. Grow one plant per 20cm (and deep) pot. If growing cordon varieties, don’t forget they’ll need support.
Potatoes are perfect for big planters or old buckets – as long as they have a bit of depth. Just fill the planter up half full, pop the seed potatoes in and cover with a few inches of compost. Keep topping up with compost until the planter is full.
Try any of the following:
- Spring onions in shallow pots
- Carrots in deep pots
- Curly Kale in grow bags (4-5 plants per bag)
- Aubergines, Peppers and Chillies in pots or grow bags (3-4 plants to a grow bag)
- Peas in grow bag (10 plants would be fine)