There are so many selections of vegetables available today on the market that it definitely can be very confusing as to which ones to plant. Obviously I can’t grow them all, but based on personal experience and other veggie gardeners recommendations here are a few favorites that you may want to try (in ground or in containers).
-Fourth of July / totally impressed with the production of this compact indeterminate tomato, salad size fruit, 48 days to ripen, saw no disease, produced all year.
-Husker Red Cherry / squatty compact grower, heavy producer of larger cherry tomatoes
-Husker Red / squatty plant, medium sized tomato, good flavor and great in containers
-JetStar – Celebrity –Rutgers / tough, durable, good producing all purpose medium sized tomatoes, these are old timers that continue to stay on the favorite’s list.
-Sweet 100 / oldie but goodie sweet cherry tomato, produces more than you can eat, vigorous viner so give it room to grow
-Brandywine and Cherokee Purple / probably two most popular heirlooms planted
-Beefsteak / solid, meaty, good size tasty tomato – one slice covers the slice of bread
-Whopper / gets bigger than beefsteak!
-Sugary and SunSugar / newer cherry tomatoes extremely sweet!
(So many more but can’t list them all!)
-Bhut Jolokia / 1,000,000 Scoville units, fragrant and great flavor (one of world’s hottest)
-Cajun Belle / miniature bell pepper turns red early, sweet flavor with a Cajun kick!
-Carmen / heavy producing long Italian pepper, very sweet, turns red early, great flavor!
-Sweet Banana / these are great for stuffing, sweet and flavorful
-Uba Tuba ‘Christmas Bell’ / good sweet flavor, light heat, shaped like bells, also a good ornamental
(Again, so many more but can’t list them all!)
Of course, don’t forget about growing ‘Horseradish’ in containers (use a pot 18 x 15-18 inches). Great foliage, stays controlled, and tons of roots after two years. Rhubarb does great in containers as well and of course one of my favorite groups of plants to grow in containers, herbs! Nothing like having fresh herbs right at your fingertips, and growing in containers is one of the easiest ways to do it!