These varieties do wonderfully in containers or smaller enclosed garden areas.
I have grown many myself as “Experiments” to gauge flavor and productivity. I’m very much in love with Mini Love watermelons.
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.
Basil, Genovese, Everlast. New variety bred for "Leaf Harvesting," very slow to bolt/flower, excellent in containers.
Cucumber, Slicer, Bush, Salad More Hybrid, 55 days, 8" fruits are crisp, with a mild sweet flavor, container friendly, 2-3' vines, 1988 AAS winner
Cucumber, Pickling, Bush, Pick a Bushel Hybrid, 50 days, 3-6" fruits are sweet, firm and crisp, container friendly, 2-3' vines, 2014 AAS winner
Eggplant, Italian, Mini, Patio Baby Hybrid, early, 45 days, 2-3" oval fruits, delicious grilled or in kabobs, container friendly, 2014 AAS winner.
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, Serrano, Hotrod Hybrid, 57 days green, 77 days ripe red, 6,000 - 23,000 Scoville, extremely productive, container friendly
Tomato, Short, Polbig Hybrid, 60 days, cold tolerant, very flavorful, deep red throughout, 3.5-8 Oz fruits, sets fruit in cool weather, container friendly
Tomato, dwarf grape, Ruby Crush, 60 days, Performs well in containers, shines in the garden, and has wonderful sugar-acid balanced fruits that resist cracking. Compact 18-24" plants.
Squash, Winter, Butternut, Honeybaby Hybrid, Semi-Bush, 90-95 days, very sweet small 4-8 Oz fruits, short vine, prolific producer, container friendly
Squash, Winter, Bush Acorn Type, Taybelle. 80 Days, bush habit allows higher density plantings to increase yield. early maturing. intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. avg. yield: 6-8 fruits/plant. avg. weight: 2-3#
Strawberry, Day Neutral, Tristar. Superb flavor distinguishes Tristar strawberries from others-it is always delicious! The strawberry plants are disease resistant and produce the largest and most flavorful berries of all the ever bearing varieties. It is the standard strawberry for day neutral production in the northeast.
Tomato, Grape, Dwarf, Fantastico Hybrid, 60 days, hugely productive, compact 15-18" plants, extremely sweet fruits are high in sugars, container friendly
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.
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, growing in a 10" pot, container friendly, would be happier in a 5 gallon size pot, water and fertilize well. This plant produced 5 melons 2.5-4.5# each
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, sweet juicy and delicious, container friendly, grown by Mike Guay in a 10" pot 2017
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, Freshly sliced at Enchanted Flora Farm, 2017, 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