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Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors for People Who Live in Small Spaces

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Those who live in small apartment spaces may feel discouraged from starting their own indoor garden. Many who are unfamiliar with gardening have a perception that gardening requires ample space, especially if it’s to grow vegetables. Well, the truth of the matter is that indoor gardening can be done in any small apartment. Yes, you may need to get a bit creative with how you set up the garden but it’s doable. Here are some vegetables that work well for small spaces.

Salad Greens

It doesn’t get much easier than growing salad greens like spinach, arugula, and loose-leaf lettuces. What’s most important is to make sure these vegetables get plenty of sunlight and water. You can grow these veggies in pots or containers. The best place to grow them is by the windowsill (assuming there’s a decent amount of sunlight). Otherwise, you could try experimenting with tools like clip-on grow lights.

Sweet Potatoes or Potatoes

If your goal is to simply have some greenery around the apartment then perhaps you can consider something as simple as a sweet potato. Just grab a potato from the supermarket and plop it in a mason jar filled with water (it may help to plug a few toothpicks around the potato for support). Place the jar somewhere in the house that’s fairly warm (over 80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal) and give it a few weeks for the sprouts (or sweet potato slips) to start appearing.


Tomatoes surprising don’t require much space to grow but they do need a lot of sunlight so that’s something to keep in mind. You can set up a vertical structure, especially for the vining tomato varieties. There are plenty of dwarf tomato varieties you can grow in small spaces including Tumbling Toms and Pot Minibels.


They make a great addition to salads and are one of the best vegetable choices for small-space apartment dwellers. According to The Healthline, microgreens offer a variety of benefits, such as reducing the risks of heart disease and Alzheimer’s. To grow microgreens at home, all you need is a growing tray, an appropriate growing medium (like potting soil), and the actual seeds.