Above a trough shows off the bright white stems of bok choy. This is a perfect shape of garden pot for this type of plant. Bok Choy is great in salads and stir fry dishes. You don't need a large planter to get this job done.
Plants in this container will stay fresh through early frosts. Mustard and kale fill out the pot with soft greens and purples. The orange pansies highlight the container color. The textures of fall edibles are great in garden plantersand you can use the flower colors as accents. Terracotta pots are great for the root systems of all garden plants & veggies. The clay breathes and the roots love it. The orange color looks lovely in this type of pottery.
A group of simply salad greens slips easily into a clay terracotta pot. The alfresco mix includes leafy lettuces and arugula, endive, and radicchio. Snip a few leaves from each, give a quick rinse, and a salad is ready. How easy is that! Leave on a patio table or place on a kitchen counter with sun exposure. Use this bowl to decorate indoors andoutdoors the greens are stunning and tasty.
Here are a few general tips to consider when potting vegetables. Buy transplants - the larger the better - rather than starting from seeds. You will be able to snip for salads as soon as you take them home. Use edible flowers as cheerful accents.
Pansies and violas add punch to containers and they are pretty tossed into salads. Pack plants close together. Autumn is short and you will be harvesting leaves, so the plants shouldn't outgrow their pots. Lastly, include herbs in the pots. As fall winds down, transplant them to a bright interior windowsill.