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Best new container grown vegetables

Updated on January 3, 2014
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I inherited my love of gardening from my mother and grandmother. I am a garden blogger, freelance writer, and Master Gardener emeritus.

Super Bush container grown

All the 5 ounce tomatoes on this new variety will surprise you.
All the 5 ounce tomatoes on this new variety will surprise you. | Source

Astia French bush zucchini

Keep zucchini picked to encourage production.
Keep zucchini picked to encourage production. | Source

Best new tomato, green bean, and zucchini

Baby bush zucchini

My mother receives a paper called Active Aging. In the June 2013 issue there is an article featuring your mini zucchini bush… Can you tell us where we can purchase one of these mini zucchini bushes?

“Astia," Zucchini, container squash is a Renee’s Garden exclusive.
This French bush variety, developed especially for container growing. Non-rambling, compact squash vines are ornamental and bear earlier than most squash. Very productive, glossy green fruits.

These are one of several compact plants I grew in containers on the deck last summer. Keeping these little squash picked will encourage continued production. We sliced them lengthwise and put them on the barbecue grill.

Super Bush patio plant

Expect this heavy production of these red, robust slicers.
Expect this heavy production of these red, robust slicers. | Source

Tomatoes for container success

If you want to grow a tomato plant in a container, try this early bearing, cold tolerant variety, Stupice. It is an heirloom that’s been a around for generations.

  • Stupice tomatoes have that old fashioned heirloom tomato flavor. They weigh in at 3 to 4 ounces and may be the first ripe tomatoes in your neighborhood. Originally from the Czech Republic, Stupice is pronounced "stu-petes."
  • Another Renee’s Garden exclusive is Super Bush, it grows to a 3’ tall plant and produces 5 ounce fruits. The non stop production continues all summer. A rich and juicy hybrid known for it’s sweet taste.

Both of these tomatoes will be hard to find as plants. The best thing to do is start with seed. (You will be able to save the extra seed, using it for 2 or 3 more years.)

Stupice and Super Bush are determinate tomato plants with medium sized fruit making them good choices if you plan to grow the plants upside down.

Container grown green beens

Little white blooms are pretty enough to plant in hanging baskets.
Little white blooms are pretty enough to plant in hanging baskets. | Source

French style green beans

A new favorite container vegetable is Mascotte's a dwarf plant with full size green beans. Plants grow 16 to 18 inches tall and produces beans that are 6 “ long. These tender, stringless beans are thin, crisp and tasty.

I got my seed from Harris Seed But you can also find the ASA Winner at many seed outlets.

Keep them picked to encourage more production. When they are finished, plant another crop of beans in that same container.Review of new Mascotte AAS French green beans.

I'm charmed by this new “Mascotte” bean. It is a 2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner, it will be easy to find. My seed came from Harris Seed.

Emeril Lagasse has a great Sauteed Bacon and Steamed String Beans Recipe recipe.


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  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    5 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Romanian, I would like to know what kind of tomatoes you grow. I grow heirlooms with a couple new varieties each season.

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    5 years ago from Oradea, Romania

    These tomatoes looks delicious. Nice job.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    6 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Thanks. I appreciate the feedback. I like the idea of fellow gardeners supporting each other.

  • Conner John profile image

    Conner John 

    6 years ago from London

    Great useful content. Voted up!

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    6 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    And thank you for your kind words. You have plenty of time to order seed and start the tomatoes from seed. I start tomato seed mid March.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    6 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Container gardening is simple, less work, I believe. As long as we remember to water faithfully, I think we will both have a good year in the garden, (container garden.)

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    6 years ago from America

    We don't have to grow in containers now but we have before. Great ideas. Looking forward to gardening again.

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    Sheri Dusseault 

    6 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

    Great ideas. I am a big fan of container gardening and it is amazing how much you can grow on a patio. Will pin this on my green thumb board!

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    6 years ago

    Thanks much for this look at these new veggies. I'm liking container growing more and more… :) Looking forward to spring!


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