Years ago I was in a whole-foods type of place, and found myself engrossed in an indoor gardening book....all about making lettuce baskets, growing potatoes in pots, etc. and in some cases without lamps. When I couldn't find the book again, I came here to see if anyone knew the title...but there were no replies. Since this was years ago, I will hang out here and lurk! But, I just wanted to say that yes, there are some great guides. I think it was placed with the wheat-grass growing types of books...so who knows!
Incidentally, I failed at my indoor lettuce basket, so I tossed it on a sort-of compost heap in my yard. The next year, such a massive crop of kale grew there that my toddler would walk up to the "trees" and graze on them...so all was not lost.