Container Gardening

Gardening in containers is often a necessity for those with limited space - it can also help minimize pest and disease issues, as it provides a more controlled environment.

Here's a rough guide to how much you can grow in a 3-5 gallon bucket:

Beets (you can fit about 2-3 beet seedlings in 1 container)

Carrots (3-4 seedlings)

Celery (1 seedling)

Collards (1 seedling)

Kohlrabi (1 seedling)

Leeks (1 seedling)

Lettuce (1-2 seedlings for full heads; sow packet of seeds on top of soil to harvest baby lettuce)

Mustard Greens (2 seedlings)

Bunching Onion (2-3 seedlings)

Radish (3-8 seedlings, depending on radish variety)

Spinach (2 seedlings)

Swiss Chard (1 seedling)

Turnips (2 seedlings)

Broccoli (1 seedling)

Cabbage (1 seedling)

Kale (1 seedling)

Brussels Sprouts (1 seedling)

Cauliflower (1 seedling)


And here are some links that may be helpful when growing in containers:

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1647.html

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/vegetable/files/2010/10/E-545_vegetable_gardening_containers.pdf

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-336/426-336.html

http://www.cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/724.pdf