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Small Space, Big Harvest: 16 Vegetables To Grow In Buckets And Bags

by Jenny

There’s something inherently magical about watching tiny plants grow every day and flourish into a lush garden. Vegetable gardening allows you to take charge of your food source and be aware of the origin of each plant. Now, gone are the days when a lack of garden space meant giving up on the dream of growing your own vegetables. With containers like buckets, bags or baskets, city dwellers and urban gardeners can rejoice in the possibility of nurturing fresh produce right at their doorstep.

So, let your imagination run wild, and let’s explore the wonders of container gardening with vegetables that grow abundantly in every nook and cranny of your home.

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#1. Spinach

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Spinach is a nutritious and versatile leafy vegetable that can grow in both warm and cool weather. Growing spinach indoors allows you to enjoy fresh greens all year round, even if you don’t have a garden or balcony.

#2. Lettuce

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Lettuce is a crisp and refreshing vegetable, an integral part of many salad recipes. Lettuce can grow in a range of light conditions, from bright indirect light to artificial light, but it prefers cool temperatures and moist soil.

#3. Bok choy

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Bok choy is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre, and can be used in salads, soups, stir-fries, and more. You can grow it in pots indoors or outdoors, as long as you provide enough light, water, and nutrients.

#4. Onion

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Onions are easy to regrow from scraps, which means you can reuse the roots of onions you intend to toss away. Growing onions from scraps can save you money and reduce food waste, and you can do it indoors or outdoors, in soil or in water.

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#5. Radish

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Radishes are also easy to grow indoors, as they have a short growing cycle and don’t need much space. You can grow them  indoors in containers, such as baskets or even bags.

#6. Asparagus

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Asparagus is usually grown in the ground but can also be grown in pots if you have limited space or want to move it around. Containers or pots should be well-drained to prevent drowning.

#7. Pepper

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The perfect time to plant peppers is after the last spring frost. Peppers can be grown from seeds or transplants, and they come in many varieties, from sweet to spicy, and from green to red.

#8. Tomato

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Tomatoes are one of the easy-to-care vegetables that can grow in buckets.  They can be harvested when they are fully colored and slightly soft to the touch.

#9. Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is rich in vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants. You can start harvesting it after about 60 days.

#10. Carrot

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Carrots are a root vegetables that can be grown in buckets or other containers, as long as they are ensured depth, drainage and soil quality.  Carrots can be harvested in 2 to 4 months, depending on the variety and growing conditions.

#11. Brocolli

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Brocolli is a cool-season vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family. It requires at least 6 hours/day to thrive.

#12. Kale

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The nutrition, including fibre, vitamins and protein in kale makes it a perfect choice for salads and smoothies. When planting kale in pots, you need to make sure they are exposed to at least 6 hours of direct sun a day.

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#13. Eggplant

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Eggplant is a warm-season vegetable that requires a lot of sunlight to grow well. Dark colored containers will help it absorb more sunlight.

#14. Green bean

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Choose a sunny location for your buckets of green beans to make sure it is productive. You can also add more grow lights if your space receives little sunlight.

#15. Cucumber

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To plant cucumbers in buckets indoors, you should choose varieties that do not require pollination. Cucumbers should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist but not wet.

#16. Garlic

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Garlic is a flavorful and healthy vegetable that can be grown from kitchen scraps, such as garlic clove scraps. It can be harvested when its leaves turn yellow and dry.

If you’re yearning to grow your own garden but refrained from limited space, planting vegetables in buckets is a ticket to success. The possibilities are endless, from crunchy cucumbers to soft eggplants, container gardening enables you to create a customized vegetable haven that perfectly suits your culinary preferences and space limitations.

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