Many vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants can be grown in containers. Kentucky State University has created a great reference on how to grow some popular herbs in a container.
This is a great way to spruce up a porch, deck or balcony and make use of limited space for growing food. Herbs that do well in containers(like pots or boxes) include those listed in the table below. Some are annuals, which may need to be planted again every year if not allowed to go to seed. Perennials will overwinter in some climates, but most should be brought indoors during the winter in Kentucky.