Best new container grown vegetables
Super Bush container grown
Astia French bush zucchini
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
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
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 http://www.harrisseeds.com. 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.