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What are Good Container Vegetables for Florida?

By: Jessie Keith

“What would be vegetables I can grow in containers in Zone 10b? Question from Susan of Pembroke Pines, Florida

Answer: Stick with warm-season vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant, and give them extra care and water if you choose to plant them during the hottest times of the year.

The key to successful vegetable container gardening is starting with large containers, good mix, and choosing more compact vegetables better adapted to container culture. Plant them a quality potting mix that holds water really well, like Black Gold Waterhold Cocoblend, which is OMRI Listed for organic gardening. Water them daily (or twice daily on really hot days), and feed them with a quality fertilizer formulated for vegetables. (Click here to read our full article about growing vegetables in containers!)

I also encourage you to watch our gardening video about successfully growing tomatoes in containers (below).

Happy potted veggie growing!

Jessie Keith

Black Gold Horticulturist

About Jessie Keith


Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.

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