Container gardening may be the new best way to grow delicious, fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits without plowing, digging, weeding, or disturbing mature vegetation in a yard or established garden. Container gardening has many advantages, including growing food (or flowers!) in a limited space, easy weed control, soil nutrient control, and less toxic pest prevention. Rohrer Seeds can help you choose the best seeds for container gardening whether you prefer patio plants or larger containers in your yard.
The best container garden seeds will often be labelled as such on the seed packs. With so many options, the pros at Rohrer Seeds will start you off right with packets of specially cultivated seeds pack collections (as well as instructions and supplies) for optimal container gardening. Whether you are looking for the best seeds for container gardening or looking for specific vegetable, herb, or fruit seeds, it is important to first determine the size and scope of the container garden. This is the perfect time to discuss your ideas and options with one of the experienced pros at Rohrer Seeds.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable (or fruit if you prefer) grown in containers. How to grow tomatoes in a container depends on the variety of tomato you choose (check out the many kinds of grape tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes and more!) and the size of the container. Dwarf tomato plants are short and compact, ideal for containers and will produce tomatoes until the first frost. Indeterminate plants grow taller than dwarf varieties, but with careful pruning and a tall cage, these larger plants can be equally successful. Tomatoes can be grown in a variety of containers, ranging from 5-gallon buckets with good drainage, breathable grow bags, or even larger burlap planters. It is important to support the weight of the containers as the roots develop, add cages for plant support at the time of planting, and use high quality organic potting soil with some compost and organic fertilizer. As the plants grow and develop, add additional potting soil and nutrients to the container. (Tip: Cloth or burlap bags are the preferred container for tomatoes because they have the best drainage, aeration for root development, and are moveable. Remember to add some support around any soft sided container.)
Deciding on the best container vegetable seeds depends on what you would like, the plants’ growth habit, and the size of the container. Annual, biennial, and perennial herbs are ideal for container gardens and include favorites like basil, dill, chives, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, parsley, and thyme, among others.
Berries are also an excellent option for container planting since they have a compact growth habit. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are great in containers because of their abundant produce. Berry container gardens can also be moved to get optimal sun and be protected from foraging birds and wildlife. Larger containers can easily hold dwarf apples, figs, lemon (and other citrus) fruit trees. Maybe try some watermelon!
Container gardens are a great family project. C’mon in for the best Container Collection Packets of seeds (tomatoes, beans, watermelon, peppers, kale, cucumber, squash, radishes, salad greens, herbs, flowers and more) exclusively from Rohrer Seeds.