Lettuce is one of the easiest to grow in cups. You can use the balcony or deck to provide direct sunlight. Sow your lettuce seeds directly into potting soil inside the cup.
A whole-grain packed with nutrients and one you can easily grow in a cup. It really isn’t picky about where it wants to grow, so you can grow it indoors or outdoors.
#13 Collard Greens
Collard greens require at least 6 hours of sunlight during fall and spring. In the summers, you might want to move them to the shade if it gets too hot.
#14 Pole Beans
Pole beans are known to grow well in the cup. Give them adequate water but not too much. A little bit of sunlight really helps in their growth. Don’t overcrowd a cup with too many pole beans though.
#15 Sugar Snap Peas
You can grow sugar snap peas in any season. You don’t need a full garden, just cups to grow them.
Mushrooms are great for adding flavor to dishes and you can grow them in cups easily. Furthermore, you can keep the cup on the porch or balcony or even in a windowsill planter if you want.
You can grow asparagus in your home because they grow really well in cups and don’t require much attention. A bigger cup would be preferable. Just make sure they get a little bit of sunlight daily.
Parsnips grow really well in cups but choose one which is a little shallow to accommodate the growth. Holes in the bottom for drainage would be needed as well. You will need to weed them out after a couple of weeks. A little bit of sunlight throughout the day would be useful.
Artichokes can grow them in large cups. They tend to just grow on their own. If you plant them in the fall, you can have them ready by the spring. A little water and sunlight regularly will be the trick.
#20 Green Onions
Green onions have been known to grow well in cups. Choose a shallow cup that gives the onion space to grow. The good thing is that you can remove them at any size. The usual trick of sunlight and adequate water will do the trick.