If you have limited space but want to grow a few fresh veggies, no worries! Check out some of the best vegetables for your kitchen garden.

To cultivate your organic food inside, you don’t need to invest in pricey artificial light, limit yourself to glass jar seedlings or windowsill herbs, or clean out an entire room.

Several food plants may be cultivated in kitchen gardens without requiring a huge amount of space or effort. This means that could pick fresh green from the comfort of the home in the wintertime.

For more, see the Benefits of Growing A Vegetable Garden12 Essential Gardening Tools for BeginnersBest Fruits to Grow in Pots, and Indoor Vegetable Gardens.

Best vegetables for kitchen garden:

Growing veggies inside can be done all year or in the cold if the conditions are right. Amazingly, many kinds survive in a kitchen garden atmosphere and also don’t take up nearly as much area as you might assume. Veggies grow fast in small places. Here are some best vegetables you can grow in kitchen gardens:


green onion in container

Scallions are a great kitchen garden and annual crop. As a result, you can keep this going for all-year consistent harvests without the need to replace them

You can cut the green leafy component as it expands, or you can pick the root system as once leaves are very thick.

If a user leaves their scallions in the ground, they will keep multiplying and producing new bulbs, producing a cluster that may be broken apart and replanted the next year to make new plantings.


How to grow garlic, harvested bunch of garlic on the ground

Garlic is easy to grow inside, but because of the lack of wintertime chill periods, you will only receive garlic greens. That’s completely fine with me. Garlic greens are a tasty special plant that tastes like a mild garlic-onion hybrid.

You may use them fresh or cooked in the same manner you would scallions. Just slice or cut a few inches off of the stem and add it to the food.

Single garlic cloves should be planted two inches apart and two inches deep, with the sharp end up. As once leaves are at least six to eight inches in length, you can begin gradually harvesting them.

Salad greens:

arugula on wooden cutting board

Leafy greens such as soft lettuce, arugula, spinach, chard, kale, mustard greens, and sorrel can all be grown inside.

Kitchen garden greens could be grown near one another, particularly if picked early. Seeds should be planted two inches apart, and seedlings should be thinned 6 – 8 inches apart, depending on how big you would like them to get.


Basil, chives, parsley, cilantro, dill, thyme, oregano, mint, lavender, sage, and rosemary may all be grown in a warm place of the kitchen garden.

Most of these herbs, such as mint, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, and sage are perennials that thrive in colder regions.

Others, such as dill, basil, cilantro, and chives are either biennials or annuals; dill and basil require warm temperatures, so keep them away from drafts, but chives and cilantro can withstand a little coolness. Herbs can be artificially ripened or in containers with potting soil.


lettuce heads close up

Lettuce is among the few plants that can grow in much less than 6 hours of daylight per day, and it is simple to produce from seeds, so it is a fantastic option for experimenting in kitchen gardens.

Sow seeds on a bright windowsill in a pot filled with 6 inches more than of potting mix. In a bowl or window-box type container, lettuce thrives. Also, it thrives in a hydroponic environment.


Broccoli microgreens in bowl on beige background

As these plants don’t need daylight or soil, sprouts are relatively suitable for cultivation in kitchen gardens.

Sprouts could be grown from a variety of plants, such as those described above, as well as beans, lentils, and chickpeas.

In most cases, sprouts are produced in jars with open tops. The seedlings are immersed in water and then drained at an inclination until sprouts emerge and filled the jar, which can take less than a week dependent on the species.

Hot peppers:

closeup of yellow scotch bonnet peppers

Sweet peppers are more difficult to grow and mature than hot peppers. The peppers would benefit from a grow lighting or even being cultivated in a kitchen garden that contains grow lights.

As the hot peppers are growing, gently shake them now and then to replicate the movement of air or bees falling on the plants; it will help make sure that fertilization happens and that those blooms transform into attractive peppers.


washed carrots on wood cutting board and background

Carrots are veggies that can grow easily in containers. Make absolutely sure the seedlings are put in a container that’s wide enough for the carrot variety you’ve chosen. 

You should indeed be rewarded with a wonderful crop if you provide them with modest artificial lighting. The finest carrots to grow in containers are the smaller shaped varieties that do not take up a lot of room.

Some kinds have been cultivated specifically for pots or are well-suited to them. Try different varieties and have fun.


assorted heirloom tomato varieties

A tomato from your garden is a delight. If you’re a buddy who claims to dislike tomatoes, give them some that are still warm from the sun and have been grown in the kitchen garden. They will probably change their minds. Tomatoes, as delicious as they are, are not without their flaws.

They can be demanding plants that require special care if you want a plentiful veggie. Picking the right tomato types, laying a firm foundation for them, and learning how to care for them are the keys to the best tomato kitchen garden. Choosing the appropriate tomato can be a daunting task at times.


Cultivating veggies at home is becoming increasingly appealing to most of us. It saves us from a visit to the grocery store and allows us to put the green thumb to good use. Plants can be grown in kitchen gardens with just a little care.

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