In ancient Aztec civilization, kitchens were essential to daily life, and indoor vegetable gardens were commonly found in Aztec households. These gardens were designed to maximize space and often featured raised beds or hanging gardens. The Aztecs grew a variety of vegetables, including maize, beans, and chili peppers, in these indoor gardens. The vegetables provided a sustainable source of food for the Aztec people and were used in various traditional dishes, such as tamales and mole sauces.