Container gardening is very popular for those who have a limited space and want to take advantage of patios and balconies for their gardens. But not all vegetables grow well in gardens. Here are vegetables you should avoid planting on containers – unless you are simply planting seeds to be transferred later to your garden of course!
- Summer squash
- Winter squash
That said, if you are determined to grow any of the above, and are willing to put in the effort, they can be grown. However, you will need to watch container size, as they rapidly will outgrow all but the largest containers. Corn will need extra staking to deal with the height of the plant.
With melons and squash, you will need to watch how the melons form, and support them as necessary, especially because they will need to be grown in larger containers but the depth means that the melons might fall off the edge, so you need to have boxes or something similar to support the melons and squash without them falling and breaking off the plant.