Living in an apartment can make you feel a little bit limited when it comes to your agricultural options, but don’t take no for an answer. Take no for a question. There are still a lot of fruits and vegetables that you can grow in a limited space, whether you have a balcony or even just a sunny spot inside.
Strawberries are an easy container food. There are even ever-bearing and day-neutral varieties that yield from spring to fall. Consult your local nursery for the best indoor strawberries.
Herbs are another easy one to grow in pots. The benefit there too is that they can usually be grown in one larger pot instead of a series of smaller ones.
Tomatoes get a little bit trickier. They’re a thirsty plant that desires a lot of sunshine, which is hard to mimic indoors. I’ve had some luck with roma tomatoes inside, but these are best left in a sunny patch on your balcony.
4. Peas and beans.
Beans and peas are a different story! They grow easily in shadier conditions, making them perfect for the indoors.
Radishes are another great option. They grow very fast and don’t require much space, so the pots don’t have to be very big.
6. Summer greens.
The benefit to growing things like chard and lettuce in a container is that you can keep harvesting over and over again.
Beets, like radishes, don’t need very much space to grow and grow pretty fast inside of a pot. There hasn’t been a year gone by that I’ve not grown a beet or too.
8. Hot peppers.
Pictured above are my Carolina Reapers from last year. They grew happily on my balcony in a little clay pot all summer long. I brought them inside in the winter, and they continued producing peppers for me well into January.
Yuck! If you like that kind of thing I guess. Cabbage is another one that grows easily in a pot indoors.
Garlic is one of those that you have to be in for the long haul. You can plant them in the autumn, provide water periodically over the winter if you live in a dry climate, and then they’ll return in the spring, ready for harvest by summer.
Cucumbers are one of the most space-intensive of all of these veggies, so be careful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew, so to speak. You can purchase bushing varieties of cucumbers instead of vining for this purpose.