62 Vegetables & Fruits You Can Grow Without A Garden, In Containers

Vegetables and fruit can be grown using containers. They can grow on decks, in windows and on balconies.  

Here are some of the vegetables and fruits you can grow in containers.

lemon tree photo
Trees and Fruit
1. Apples can be grown in a container; you can also grow them on the balcony or other small space using a technique called espaliering
2. Kumquats
3. Avocados (plenty of extra tips online if you search)
4. Blackberries
5. Blueberries (sometimes helpful videos are available online)
6. Pomegranate 
7. Cherries 
8. Figs
9. Pears

Citrus fruits

Citrus trees in particular are said to be good for beginning gardeners and are easy to grow indoors, so don't let inexperience or lack of outdoor space stop you from enjoying fresh-picked, hyper-local fruit.
10. Dwarf oranges
11. Grapefruit 
12. Tangerines
13. Meyer lemons 
14. Limes

Tropical fruits

Tropical fruits can also be surprisingly easy to grow indoors, even in non-tropical climates. Such as...
15. Bananas (look for container gardening tips online) 
16. Pineapple 
17. Papaya 
18. Guavas (
several varietie
19. Hops
20. Aloe Vera 
21. Strawberries 
22. Tea (well, herbal tea
23. Quinoa!

The non-surprises

24. Tomatoes 
25. Summer squash 
26. Other squashes, like acorn and pumpkin 
27. Hot Peppers 
28. Sweet peppers 
29. Cucumbers


30. Small cantaloupe 
31. Jenny Lind melon (an heirloom cantaloupe) 
32. Golden Midget Watermelon


Just about any herb grows well indoors—just be sure that if you're going to do any container-sharing, you do your research first about which herbs co-habitate well together. (Some will hog water, for example, and leave the others dried out.)
33. Basil
34. Oregano 
35. Parsley 
36. Rosemary
37. Chives
38. Catnip 
39. Thyme
40. Sage
41. Parsley

Leafy Greens

42. Mesclun greens
43. Spinach
44. Swiss chard 
45. Lettuces (plenty of options there, from micro-greens to head or loose-leaf

Root Vegetables

47. Carrots 
48. Beets 
49. Potatoes

Other healthy-sounding stuff

50. Sprouts 
51. More sprouts: mung bean and lentil sprouts 
52. Wheatgrass 
53. Kohlrabi 
54. Turnips
55. Rutabagas 
56. Celeriac 
57. Parsnips 
58. Jerusalem Artichoke 
59. Sugar snap peas 
60. Rhubarb (not ideal in a container, but it can work)
61. Pole Beans 
62. Aaaand... asparagus, although some disagree that it does well in a container. Try it if you're ok with a risk!