Want to enjoy fresh produce and herbs but don’t have time or space for a real vegetable garden? Planting  vegetables in containers nestled among ornamental plants is an easy way to get started. Choose an area that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day tomato in landscape_9838when placing containers. Tomatoes and peppers are good choices. Patio tomatoes or cherry tomatoes work well with Marigolds planted in the pot to deter insects. Make sure your pot is 14-16″ in diameter and has drainage holes in the bottom. Tomatoes will need some sort of cage or support which can add a pop of color to the area. Use a good quality potting soil designed for vegetables.