62 Vegetables & Fruit You Can Grow Without A Garden In Containers
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.
3. Avocados (plenty of extra tips online if you search)
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
13. Meyer lemons
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)
20. Aloe Vera
22. Tea (well, herbal tea)
25. Summer squash
26. Other squashes, like acorn and pumpkin
27. Hot Peppers
28. Sweet peppers
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.)
42. Mesclun greens
44. Swiss chard
45. Lettuces (plenty of options there, from micro-greens to head or loose-leaf)
Other healthy foods
51. More sprouts: mung bean and lentil sprouts
58. Jerusalem Artichoke
59. Sugar snap peas
60. Rhubarb (not ideal in a container, but it can work)
61. Pole Beans
62. Asparagus, although some disagree that it does well in a container. Try it if you're ok with a risk!