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With commercially produced foods being genetically modified by the likes of Monsanto and all the crazy things being added to food, it is no surprise that more and more people are seriously thinking about growing their own food. But to a lot of people, space can be a big problem, especially when living in an apartment. In this post, we are sharing 50 things you can grow in containers.

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Growing in containers offers the benefit of being able to produce your own food even in a limited or cramped space. There are many fruits and vegetable varieties that can thrive in a small growing environment. Here’s a list of 50 things you can grow in containers. 

Let’s start with the really common ones that you already know for sure…

1. Tomatoes
2. Hot/sweet peppers
3. Cucumbers
4. Squash i.e. summer squash, pumpkin

Leafy greens…

5. Spinach
6. Kale
7. Arugula
8. Lettuces
9. Mustard greens
10. Swiss chard
Root vegetables…
11. Potatoes
12. Carrots
13. Beets

Herbs (you can grow most herbs in containers indoors)… 

14. Oregano
15. Rosemary
16. Sage
17. Catnip
18. Parsley
19. Chives
20. Basil
21. Herbal tea

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Fruit trees (there are lots of tips online for growing fruit trees in containers)… 

22. Avocados
23. Blueberries
24. Blackberries
25. Pears
26. Cherries
27. Pomegranate
28. Apples (use a technique called espaliering)

Citrus fruits (ideal for beginner gardeners as these are easy to grow)… 

29. Grapefruit
30. Limes
31. Dwarf oranges
32. Tangerines

Even tropical fruits…

33. Pineapple
34. Some varieties of guavas
35. Pineapple
36. Papaya

Others…

37. Strawberries
38. Melons (i.e. cantaloupe – small variety; Golden Midget Watermelon) 
39. Quinoa
40. Sprouts 
41. Parsnips
42. Pole Beans
43. Wheatgrass
44. Turnips
45. Kohlrabi
46. Jerusalem Artichoke
47. Rutabagas
48. Sugar snap peas
49. Celeriac
50. Asparagus (Yes, it can grow in a container!)

Growing your own food frees you from consuming unhealthy foods produced with GMOs, pesticides and preserved using industrial products. By having a garden, you also cut down on the amount of money you spend on commercially produced food. With a garden, all you have to do is reach out and pluck what you need when you need it. That also eliminates the need to travel just to buy your vegetables or fruits.

I hope this list gives you an idea of what to start growing in what available space you have. 

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