Yes, you can grow lettuces, chard, tomatoes, and herbs in pots. I do and I get good results. Every spring I fill my pots with fresh soil and place them in an area that gets full sun. My reason for growing in pots is mainly due to a mostly shady backyard.
Buttercrunch lettuce in a pot
Swiss Chard in a pot
Thai Basil in a pot
Herbs in a pot: German thyme, parsley, beet seedlings
My irises are blooming and just recently I added this new iris to my garden.
I've had this iris for many years and it's one of my favorites.
Blue and White Iris
This is a group of spiderwort plants. I also have spiderworts in bright pink colors. It's an easy perennial to grow.
My peonies are blooming and I have them in several colors. This is a favorite and it's called Cheddar Cheese because of the large yellow center.
Another single peony is this beautiful coral one.
Single Coral Peony
This is my Dainty Bess rose and I've had it for many years. It blooms throughout the summer.
Ferns grow best in the shade and in a loose, humusy soil. The Japanese Painted ferns spread and make large clusters, and I like this one too.
A Favorite Fern
I always manage to find room for more hostas. I divide them by plunging a shovel through a clump and then watering both the mother plant and the extra one. One entire corner of my backyard is devoted to ferns and hostas.
Hostas and Japanese Painted Ferns
I am Marilyn. (LaraOct7@aol.com)
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