6 of the Best Vegetables to Grow in Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

I love to garden. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment, so for the most part, I'm limited to working on my fire escape and the "extra" room I have in my kitchen. The fire escape is reserved for flowering plants -- less worry about pigeons or other undesirables going after those. But I use my kitchen for all my edibles. In fact, I've sort of redefined 'kitchen garden.' It isn't just the stuff you grow FOR your kitchen, your kitchen can become your garden.

I'm always on the hunt for sustainable vegetables and fruits I can grow in my kitchen. At this point, it's a veritable bounty of goods! My favorite things about growing stuff in my kitchen? Not only does it give me access to the ingredients literally right when I need them, but it gives me no excuse to throw away my veggie scraps. So many of them make great starter plants!


I've shared some of the easiest, tastiest, and most colorful fruits and vegetables that I've been able to cultivate in my kitchen to date. Do it yourself and have a salad you can tell a story about! How many people can say that?


What plants do you grow indoors?


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