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. 

2. Kumquats
3. Avocados (plenty of extra tips online if you search)
4. Blackberries
5. Blueberries
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
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)
46. Arugula

Root Vegetables

47. Carrots
48. Beets
49. Potatoes

Other healthy foods

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. Asparagus, although some disagree that it does well in a container. Try it if you're ok with a risk!