These varieties do wonderfully in larger containers or smaller enclosed garden areas. IN. FULL. SUN!
I have grown many myself as “Experiments” to gauge flavor and productivity. I’m very much in love with Mini Love watermelons, Fantastico grape tomato and Honeybaby butternut squash. But it’s like being asked to pick a favorite child.
It is critical that potted plants receive regular watering (but without drowning them) and regular fertilization if they are to thrive and survive.
I recommend growing in 5 gallon buckets or the equivalent, 1″ drain holes are a must, as is plenty of VEGETABLE FERTILIZER every week or two. (“Veggie Tone or Garden Tone” from Espoma is excellent. ) These varieties will not disappoint.
DO NOT USE “YARD DIRT.” Use a good quality potting soil formulated for potted vegetable plants.
Yard Dirt, is too heavy and will compact, choking the roots and eventually killing the plants, plus there are fungal and bacterial pathogens which will attack your plants.
NEW FOR 2021:
Tomato, trailing, Red Profusion cherry type. Excellent in large hanging baskets or tall containers.
Further updates in February 2021
Basil, Genovese, Everleaf. New variety bred for
Basil, Genovese, Everleaf, Emerald Towers, 24-36
Cucumber, Slicer, Bush, Salad More Hybrid, 55 days, 8
Cucumber, Pickling, Bush, Pick a Bushel Hybrid, 50 days, 3-6
Eggplant, Italian, Mini, Patio Baby Hybrid, early, 45 days, 2-3
Pepper, Sweet, Ace Hybrid, early, cold tolerant, 50 days green 70 red, productive medium sized fruits, container friendly
Pepper, Sweet, North Star Hybrid, 60 days green, 80 days red, hardy plants set fruit even under unfavorable weather conditions, container friendly
Pepper, Hot, Atomic, 85-95 days, dwarf 18
Pepper, Hot, Serrano, Hotrod Hybrid, 57 days green, 77 days ripe red, 6,000 - 23,000 Scoville, extremely productive, container friendly
Tomato, Dwarf Grape, Ruby Crush, 60 days, Performs well in large containers, shines in the garden, and has wonderful sugar-acid balanced fruits that resist cracking. Compact 18-24
Squash, Winter, Butternut, Honeybaby Hybrid, Semi-Bush, 90-95 days, very sweet small 4-8 Oz fruits, short vine, prolific producer, large container friendly
NEW Tomato, Trailing, Red Profusion
Tomato, Grape, Dwarf, Fantastico Hybrid, 60 days, hugely productive, compact 15-18
Tomato, Patio, Dwarf, Summerlast. deliciously sweet, large cherry fruits weigh about 1-1/2 oz. each and are bright red with built-in Late Blight resistance and a new, 'lasting performance' trait. this variety maintains very dark green and healthy foliage well into late summer when many other varieties are already spent. excellent for patio containers with minimal support.
Tomato, Slicer, Dwarf, Bush Champion II, 65 days, one of the best varieties for small space gardens and large containers, compact plants grow to just 24
Tomato, Slicer, Dwarf, Manitoba, 58-62 days, fruits are bright red, slightly flattened, good-flavored, and weigh about 6 oz. each. easily grown in a large container or small area.
Watermelon, Dwarf, Sweet Bush hybrid, 14-18
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, growing in a 10
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, sweet juicy and delicious, container friendly, grown by Mike Guay in a 10
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, Freshly sliced at Enchanted Flora Farm, 2017, large container friendly
Watermelon, Dwarf, Mini Love Hybrid, early, 70 days, smaller sweet fruits on 3-4' vines, container friendly, keep well watered and fertilized for best production and results