These varieties do wonderfully in containers or small enclosed 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, drain holes are a must, as is plenty of fertilizer and regular watering. These 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.
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 kabobed, container friendly, AAS winner
Cantaloupe, OP, Minnesota Midget, early, 65-70 days, short 3' vines, 4-6" sweet, juicy melons, highly productive, excellent variety for growing in 5 gallon sized containers. Full sun, water and fertilize well for best results.
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
Pepper, Hot, Big Thai, 45-85 days, 50,000-100,000 Scoville, these "Firecrackers" really pack a punch, 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
Squash, Winter, Acorn, Bush, Table King Hybrid, 70-90 days, 2-2.5# very sweet fruits, container friendly, medium storage
Squash, Winter, Buttercup, Bush, Discus Hybrid, 90 days, 3# fruits with excellent flavor and long storage, Short 3' vines, container friendly
Squash, Winter, Butternut, Honeybaby Hybrid, Semi-Bush, 90-95 days, very sweet small 4-8 Oz fruits, short vine, prolific producer, container friendly
Tomato, Larger Cherry, Dwarf, Patio Choice Hybrid, 2-3 Oz, 50-60 days, productive, sweet and flavorful, 2017 AAS winner, compact 24" plants, container friendly
Tomato, Grape, Dwarf, Fantastico Hybrid, 60 days, hugely productive, compact 15" plants, extremely sweet fruits are high in sugars, container friendly
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 2.5-3# 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