Combo Food (crops) in a Pot

This year I decided to try Multi-Companion Planting in Containers. I’ve seen all kinds of floral plants beautifully combined in pots at nurseries, on home patios, balconies and indoors ~ so why not try with edibles, I asked myself.

This is Pot No. 1 and the Squash is preparing to bear fruit, though I have already been cutting some leaves off the Collard Green for cooking.

Companion planting in a 5-gal container.

Companion planting in a 5-gal container ~ Collard Green, ‘Tree Tomato’, Summer Squash & Clover

Squash can share my patio bench or climb ~ its choice.

Squash can share my patio bench but if it gets crowded, I’ll make a trellis with little gourd cradles so they can grow & hang vertically.

Male Squash bloom with lots of pollen

Male Squash bloom with lots of pollen

Female ready to 'bear fruit'.

Female buds ready to bloom & hopefully ‘bear fruit’.

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5 responses to “Combo Food (crops) in a Pot

  1. Your green thumb is well supported by the finger you use to press the shutter button. Well done.

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  2. Very nice. Do have ideas for vegetables and herbs that grow well in the shade?

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    • I grow Pakchoy (some call them BokChoy) & KaiLan (chinese broccolli) in the shade. I also plant onions & chives among them to turn off pests. Seems to work so far. Actually if you have herbs like basil, thyme & parsley in the shade, you can glue some old CDs to a stake & put them at angles that will reflect an hour or 2 of sun to them; they’ll happily stay green grow for you. 🙂

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