By: Prashant Kulshreshtha

7 Vegetables to Grow in a Pot Which is Perfect for Every Indian Home

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Growing vegetables at your own terrace have huge benefits. As an interior designer, we always suggest you grow your plants. Artificial plants are misery and natural is bliss. Own vegetable garden has goof effects like –
  • Saving money on grocery
  • It’s organic and chemical-free
  • good use of space
  • Reduce bad air around your home/ apartment. To ease your query, our team of designers has shortlisted the below-mentioned vegetables which are the easiest to grow. You can purchase the seeds or plans from online sellers as well viz. amazon or eBay. All those have worked well.

Vegetables to Grow in a Pot Which is Perfect for Every Indian Home

1. Beets

Did you hear about the vegetable that lowers your blood pressure and increases your brain function? You can’t ‘beet’ that!

Vegetables to Grow in a Pot

Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables which are high in iron, vitamin A, vitamin C & fibre. Our Indian diet accommodates beets pretty well. If you are a beginner and trying to set up a vegetable garden of your own, beets should be one of the first picks because these are easy to grow & maintain.

  • Beetroots are a cool-season crop & can sustain cold & almost freezing environments which makes it easy to grow for people living in hilly & cold areas. Beets require at-least 4 hours of sunlight & better grows at the base of bigger plants.
  • The soil should be loose (Use a fork to slacken the soil) & drained soil which is medium rich.
  • You can grow beets in a pot or in the garden. In case you opt for a pot it should have a minimum of 12 inches of depth for the beets to grow freely. Before sowing the beetroot seeds keep them in water overnight & plant them keeping a distance of 10 cm from each other.
  • Harvest the beets after 2 to 3 months after sowing & make a great salad.  Have a pinky glow.

2. Beans

Beans are easy to grow and hence the best for the first-time vegetable gardener. Beans are also super healthy & delicious ( We Indians can vouch for  ‘Phali ki sabzi).


  • Following are the two varieties of beans that are easily available in India:
  1. Pole
  2. Bush
  • Variety selection depends on the decision whether you want to grow your beans vertically or as bushes. Pole beans are extremely easy to grow but need the support of mental/wood bars or trellis. Pole beans grow vertically & look pretty but also create a lot of shadows. On the other hand, Bush beans are dense & packed close.
  • You can grow the beans in a pot or on free garden soil. Keep the soil moist during the first 7 days so please water these newbies often during the initial days. Beans do not need plenty of fertilizer as they produce their own fertilizer on their own. Keep the beans in rows with a 36 inches gap between two rows.

3. Carrots

  • Q: How can you make a soup rich?
  • A: Add 14 carrots (carats) to it.
  • Funny but true 😀
  • Are you interested in growing carrots in containers? If yes, then you must use soil that has sufficient humus, is well-drained & loose. sandy, Loam soil with an adequate amount of humus is ideal for growing carrots in an Indian vegetable garden. Carrots grow with beautiful red color and optimum size when the temperature is between 15°C & 20°C. Also, plant right after the monsoon to get gorgeous red roots.


  • Water the crop moderately as Too much moisture causes short carrots with light color and a larger radius. When the top 1 cm of the soil layer dries up then only water the crop. Sow carrots at least 1 cm deep in soil & keep them at least 15 cm apart. If growing the carrots in a pot inside your home make sure they get 3-4 hours of sunlight daily. Provide nutrition in the form of organic neem or age-old plant materials like flowers & stems.
  • Enjoy the juicy, tasty carrots in your salad, as a sabzi, in soup, cutlets, Chinese cuisine, and many more!

4 . Eggplant 

  • Any pot which can hold up to 5 inches in depth can be used for growing eggplant. However, use a stake to hold the plant. Water the plant on alternate days as over & under watering may damage this plant.


  • Use large containers to support the roots of such a heavy plant & to allow full growth. The ideal medium to grow brinjals in a pot is to use 2 portions of great quality potting soil and one part sa

5. Onions

  • Onions are an integral part of Indian food and used almost daily in our kitchens. It’s a great idea to grow your own onions (Especially looking at their high price :P).


  • Onions are a cool climate crop so it’s best to plant onions at the beginning of the winter season.
  • Green onions grow well in containers as compared to the bulb onion/common onion. For growing the bulb onions you require a pot that is 4- 5 inches deep which allows the onion to grow freely to bulb size.

6 . Tomatoes 

  • It is your right to have juicy and fresh tomatoes; you can certainly grow them in pots. However, you must try first a dwarf variety like ‘Bush Big Boy’ in a 5-inch deep container. The popular dwarf varieties are;


  • Cherry tomato
    Plum Yellow
    Window Box Roma
    All these varieties fit perfectly in smaller size containers and pots.
  • Therefore, by now you must be intrigued enough to start planting vegetables in containers. You can Find the seeds & other gardening supplies in Pune here:
  • Naik Krishi Udyog & Co
  • Ugaoo
  • Riccia Seeds & Garden

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