Many vegetables will grow very well in containers. You may not be able to grow as much as you might in a vegetable garden, but container vegetable gardening can be quite productive. There are a few special considerations when growing vegetable plants in pots, but they are by no means deterrents.
Although any variety can be grown in a container, compact plants do best. Seed companies realize that homeowners have less and less space to devote to vegetable gardens and every year they come out with new vegetable plant varieties suitable for growing in small spaces. Be on the lookout for keywords like bush, compact, and space saver. Here are some tips, including vegetable plant varieties, to get your vegetable container garden growing.
How to Grow Beans in Containers
■ Growing Tips: Pole beans are a great choice for containers. They grow up, instead of out, and they continue producing beans for a couple of months. They will require some type of support, to climb on, since vines can reach 8+ feet tall. The support can be as functional or decorative as you like. You can even use pole beans as a privacy wall or curtain.
■ Harvest frequently, so keep the beans coming. Even the pretty flowers are edible. You can start seeds in late spring and start a second batch in mid-summer to keep harvesting beans well into fall.
Bush beans aren't as productive as pole beans, but they start producing earlier and you can succession plant throughout the summer. Either type will need regular water, perhaps daily in hot weather. They will drop their flowers if the soil remains dry.
■ Minimum Container Size: 8 inches deep. Any diameter is fine, but it will determine how many plants you can include.
■ Spacing: Bush - 3 - 6 inches. Pole - 5 - 6 inches.
■ Approximate Yield: Bush - 20 - 50. Pole - 50+
■ Recommended Varieties: Bush - 'Contender,' 'Triumph de Farcy.' Pole - 'Blue Lake,' 'Kentucky Wonder,' 'Lazy Housewife.'
taken from https://www.thespruce.com/growing-vegetables-in-containers-1403373
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