Even though I have several garden beds downstairs, I am wanting to start a few vegetables in tubs so that I can move them around as the climate changes here. We do get frosts in winter but usually late in the season, and last year we did not get one, but I still want to be prepared for it - as well as that other f-word I hate (flood). I also thought some of you who rent or only have a small garden could find this information useful too.
I stumbled across this great image in my Facebook feed today which summarises all of the best things to grow in tubs:
|Urban Organic Gardener|
And here are a few tips gleaned from various gardening sites:
Apparently bigger containers or tubs are the best for growing vegetables. Small plants such as lettuce need a pot that’s at least 20-25cm (8-9″) deep and about 30cm (12″) wide, while more robust plants such as tomato and eggplant (aubergine) demand pots that are 30-40cm (12″-15″) deep and 40-50cm (15″-20″) wide. With larger vegetables and fruits, choose more compact varieties that don’t fill the pots so quickly.