I planted some scallop squash in containers yesterday. The scallops grew like a rocket with plenty of production last year but most of the other veggies flopped. They taste pretty good too.
I have a combination of Smart Pots and self-watering containers. Both work well. A large Smart Pot works the best for the Carmine Jewel cherry bush. The self watering container is nice because you do not need to water as often. I do not use regular pots for veggies or fruit because the regular pots just do not work as well.