The Acre Homestead Container Collection is a hand-curated, comprehensive collection of our favorite vegetables and flowers for container gardening. These varieties are proven, productive, and best for growing in containers. This collection includes 22 of our most recommended varieties for container gardening. For the tomato and pepper varieties, we recommend planting those from transplants started in seed starting trays.
- Breathable allowing oxygen to reach the roots
- Superior insulation protects the roots from heat and cold.
- Weave traps the root tips preventing circling and girdling of the roots, encouraging the plant to produce a dense lateral root structure.
- Disperses the sun’s rays preventing root tip damage from direct sunlight.
My name is Becky from the Acre Homestead Youtube channel. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and love everything about it! Although I spent the majority of my 20s working as a dental hygienist, my passion has always been in the kitchen. I love learning how to cook as many things from scratch as possible.
While working as a dental hygienist, my passion for scratch-cooking grew into a passion for knowing where my food comes from. I started sourcing my meats, produce, and dairy from local farmers. I learned how to preserve local foods and build my pantry over the course of five years while we lived in a small suburban home. A couple of years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to buy a home on a small one-acre parcel of land. This is where I started my homesteading journey and where I decided to grow as much of my food as possible!
In January 2021, I started the Acre Homestead Youtube channel. My initial motivation for the channel was to document my second year of gardening. I never expected the channel to grow as quickly as it has—what started as a personal project grew into a full-time job within a matter of months! I am honored that I get to share my passion for homegrown, homemade, and locally-sourced food with this amazing homesteading community!
Acre Homestead Container Collection Includes:
Momentum Bush Bean – the most productive bush bean variety you’ll find. A hybrid with outstanding yields concentrated harvests and excellent stress tolerance. 55 days to maturity. (150 seed packet)
Cylindra Beet – an heirloom, open-pollinated variety that produces elongated, cylinder-shaped beets. Easy to slice, the best variety for canning and processing. Large healthy tops. 55 days to maturity. (350 seed packet)
French Breakfast Radish – an heirloom variety with elongated roots. Red with white tips. The flavor is milder than traditional radishes. Great for dips, salads, and snacks. 25 days to maturity. (250 seed packet)
Warrior Bunching Onion – a green onion that grows fast and holds well in the field. An All-America Selections winner in 2016, this bunching onion is very easy to grow in any style garden. 60 days to maturity. (250 seed packet)
Blue Ridge Kale – a hybrid, curled variety with increased production and early maturity. Crinkled leaves have a crisp texture and superb flavor. 65 days to maturity. (200 seed packet)
Jericho Romaine – an open-pollinated, romaine lettuce variety with attractive, fast-growing, and bright green leaves. Perfect to grow as baby greens and as a full-size-headed lettuce. (250 seed packet)
Starfighter Lettuce – an improved, disease-resistant, head-lettuce variety with incised leaves and dense, well-formed heads. Excellent flavor and texture. 50 days to maturity. Treated. Pelleted. (250 seed packet)
Garlic Chives – produce tender, flat leaves with an excellent onion/garlic flavor. Will establish as a perennial if allowed to flower. Great for containers and raised beds. 75 days to maturity. (2250 seed packet)
Genovese Basil – a slow-to-bolt, Italian variety with large, aromatic leaves. Great for sauces, pestos, and pizzas! 70 days to maturity. (250 seed packet)
Beit Alpha Cucumber – heirloom, an open-pollinated variety that doesn’t require pollination to produce fruits. Burpless with few, if any, seeds. . (50 seed packet)
Sun Angel Spinach – a heat-tolerant, a bolt-resistant variety that produces dark, green leaves that are smooth and round. Great for dense plantings in garden beds. Resistant to downy mildew. 45 days to maturity. (250 seed packet)
Kuroda Carrot – an heirloom, chantenay-type carrot known for its exceptional sweetness and ability to be grown in hard or rocky soils. Short, stocky carrots with broad shoulders and little taper. 85 days to maturity. (750 seed packet)
Mama Mia Rosso Pepper – a hybrid, red, Italian roasting, or frying pepper. Heavy-yields of large, bright red fruits on compact plants. Thick-walled with a sweet flavor. 70 days to maturity.(30 seed packet)
Right On Red Pepper – a hybrid, sweet pepper with flattened, round fruits. Early-maturing, compact plants produce heavy yields of sweet, citrusy peppers. Great for containers! 70 days to maturity. (30 seed packet)
Jalapeno pepper– provides the perfect balance of heat and flavor. Heavy yields throughout the warmer months into fall. Fruits mature to a deep red color. 60 days to maturity. (30 seed packet)
Lemon Boy Tomato – a bright-yellow, lemon-colored version of the popular Better Boy Tomato variety. Hybrid, indeterminate. Higher-yielding than comparable yellow/gold varieties. 75 days to maturity. (10 seed packet)
Rosy Finch Tomato – an open-pollinated cherry tomato variety that produces abundant yields of rosy red fruits on compact, determinant plants. Great for hanging baskets, patio pots or raised beds. 55 days to maturity. (10 seed packet)
Container’s Choice Red Tomato – a hybrid variety designed for tight spaces. 6-8 ounce fruits grow on dwarf, determinate plants great for container and raised bed gardens. Compact, yet productive. 70 days to maturity. (50 seed packet)
Dwarf Zinnia Mix – a rainbow blend of miniature zinnias that grow to 4-6″ tall. Great for planting in containers, raised beds, or borders around the in-ground vegetable garden. Pink, purple, red, orange, white, and yellow blooms. 60 days to maturity. (100 seed packet)
Calendula Prince Mix – a cool-season flower with a colorful blend of yellow and orange blooms and tall stems. Great for cut flowers or attracting pollinators. Also known as Scotch marigolds. (50 seed packet)
SunSpot Dwarf Sunflower – a short plant with very large blooms. Plants are 2-3′ tall with 10-12″ diameter blooms. Great for containers or interplanting in the vegetable garden. 60 days to maturity. (100 seed packet)
Delta Squash – a hybrid, semi-crookneck variety with large yields on disease-resistant, bushy plants. Fruits are bright-yellow, tender, and delicious! 45 days to maturity. (30 seed packet)