Fantastic Vegetable Combinations to Grow in Containers

Fantastic Vegetable Combinations to Grow in Containers

Are you looking to plant your own vegetable container garden?

Wondering which vegetables do well in a container?

One of the keys to growing a successful container garden is to make sure you combine the right vegetables to grow together. Oftentimes vegetables do better when they have companions, but that isn’t always the case.

Some vegetables love lots of water, while other vegetables thrive in dry environments. Knowing the right vegetables to combine together will help your container garden grow.

Vegetables that Grow Well In Containers

Let’s start off by listing off vegetables that grow well in containers.

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Chard
  • Eggplants
  • Summer Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Herbs

Fantastic Vegetable Combinations

According to, here are a few combinations to try,

  • Beans, Carrots, and Squash
  • Eggplant and Beans
  • Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions
  • Lettuce and Herbs
  • Spinach, Chard, and Onions

Garden Guides adds on these combinations to the list,

  • Tomatoes, Basil, and Carrots
  • Cucumbers and Lettuce.

Combinations to Avoid recommends avoiding the following combinations,

  • Beans, Onions, and Garlic
  • Carrots with Dill or Fennel
  • Tomatoes or Squash with Potatoes
  • Onions with Beans and Peas

More Resources for Growing Container Gardens


If you are not sure what vegetables to pick for your container garden, consider checking out the Dirty Dozen list. These are the vegetables with the highest levels of pesticides.

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