Convenient Container Vegetables for your Patio – March 2017

Thinking of potting some vegetables this spring? Here are some great ideas for container vegetables for your patio.

Italian Ice Tomatoes

Italian Ice Tomatoes

Ultra sweet Italian Ice miniature tomatoes will be hard to resist. Pick and eat, or have them as part of a salad. They fruit in 60 days, and are avail- able from Burpee Seed Company.
Available:dutchgardens.com


Little Prince Eggplant

Little Prince Eggplant

Little Prince Eggplant with four inch fruit, along with its blossoms, will not only supply eggplants to eat, but also be an attractive conversation plant. It bears in 65 days. Available from reneesgarden.com


The Radish Perfecto

The Radish Perfecto

The Radish Perfecto almost looks too good to eat, but they are easily grown, maturing in about 25 days, ready to grace a salad, or just pluck and eat. They are a Burpee Seed variety.


Mini Green Lettuce

Mini Green Lettuce

Mini Green Lettuce the size of tennis balls, crispy and ready in 25 days to make memorable salads. They’ll keep producing as long as the weather
iscool. Available from Burpee Seeds: burpeeseeds.com

Boxwood Basil

Boxwood Basil

The scuptured look of Boxwood Basil is attractive, and its leaves are ready to flavor your favorite dishes.
This herb will conveniently keep supply- ing your needs all season long. Available at local garden centers.

A Few Special Plants To Consider For This Year’s Garden

Decentra "Burning Hearts"

Decentra “Burning Hearts”

Twelve inch Dicentra is great for your shaded areas, producing flowers on-and-off from late spring to fall.
Available: dutchgardens.com

Clematis Saphyr

Clematis Saphyr

Clmatis saphyr is a compact 24″ bloomer from late spring till fall in par- tial shade; great for containers.
Available: monrovia.com

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus grows only to 8 inches and blooms from late spring to fall in full sun. Its foliage also ma kes it a good border plant.
Available : bobna.com

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