Even if I am supposed to have enough space in my veggie garden I still like to plant a few veggies in pots.
First of all it is almost winter and things grow really slowly now, but in a terra-cotta pots they will grow faster, and I can move the pots to follow the sun (while I cannot move the veggie garden!). I planted some bok choy in the garden, and some in pots. The pots' plant are ready to eat... in fact I have to hurry up, one started flowering (don't mind having a few flowers, I like to eat them too, they are pretty as well!).
I guess that bok choy is real brassica for beginners: very easy to grow, about 7 weeks from seedlings (about 5 weeks in the pots) and doesn't require much space. No chance of growing broccoli and cavolo nero in pots, unless you like miniatures, but bok choy can even grow in your window boxes (prendete nota lettori italiani che vivete in città).
For some recipes with bok choy please go here.