How to Garden
Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, herbs, mixed greens, and single-vegetable plants like carrots or onions can be grown in containers. Choose smaller varieties for easier management.
Check out this document from ISU Extension for more details about when to plant and harvest certain vegetables.
Basic tips: harvest vegetables when they look like they would in a store
Pick cucumber, summer squash, and eggplant relatively early
Harvest broccoli before heads bloom
Harvest brussels sprouts from the bottom of the stalk up as they mature
Harvest garlic when tops fall over and begin browning
Harvest corn when the silk is dry and brown (MSU Extension)