Our Favorite Plants from Summer 2015

on July 21, 2015

We LOVE experimenting with our GreenStalk gardens and harvesting new crops! To some, container gardening can be a challenge – particularly when trying to figure out what to plant. We get questions all the time about what to grow and what not to grow.

We’ve tested a bunch of plants, but here’s a couple of our favorites from this year:

Lettuce

Lettuce is one of our favorites because it’s easy to grow and has a very high yield. We grew 30 heads of lettuce in one 5 tier GreenStalk! Plus, you can harvest it gradually – just grab some lettuce as you need it. One of our favorite varieties right now is buttercrunch.

Watermelon

This season, we planted sugar baby watermelons. We didn’t think much of it, but they have turned out to be one of our favorite plants. Who doesn’t love watermelon? Right now, we have about 8 watermelons growing in a single GreenStalk with acorn squash growing in the bottom tiers. We love it!

Peppers

These have made our list because they are low-maintenance and easy-to-use at harvest time. We planted 2 three tiers with different varieties of peppers. We love how they look and now we get to harvest 8-10 inch peppers!

Herbs

Thai basil, purple basil, green basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, and more! Is there anything more fun to grow than fragrant herbs? We don’t think so! During the summer, use fresh herbs in all your favorite recipes and dry some to use in the winter. It’s a win-win!

Strawberries

These are so much fun to grow! We planted several GreenStalks with strawberry plants and have been harvesting strawberries daily ever since. We recently wrote a blog post about the secret to growing strawberries in the GreenStalk.

That’s our list! What are your favorite plants to grow in the GreenStalk? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  • Lindsey Greenlee - January 9, 2017 reply

    I just got my kickstarter package today and I am very excited to start planting. I live in Phoenix Arizona where it is very hot (100+ summers). I purchased the 2, 5 tier pack to try several different plants. I see in this post that you did 1 planter of several different peppers. I am wanting to try this myself but was wondering… will the peppers cross pollinate if they are in the same planter on different tiers? I figured they would. Did that happen to you?

  • GreenStalk Grower - January 10, 2017 reply

    Hi Lindsey!
    We didn’t have any issues with cross pollination, but it is possible. You can read more about it here:

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/crosspollination-peppers-22200.html

    I typically just plant my GreenStalks with a variety of plants (keeping the largest ones towards the bottom) and I haven’t had any pollination issues – so far! If you have any further gardening questions, feel free to contact us. Happy Gardening!

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