Indoor Windowsill Herb Garden
You do not require a patio or backyard to grow your favorite herbs, you can make your very own compact and attractive windowsill herb garden. Creating a windowsill herb garden full of tasty, healthy additions for all of your recipes is simple and easy to do. This type of gardening requires very little maintenance as there will be no weeds to pull since your garden isn’t outside so all that’s left is watering and checking in on your crops. To start planting your windowsill herb garden, follow these simple steps. Pick the best windowsill in the home, try the one facing south or southwest, that will receive the most sunlight per day, ideally four to six hours or more. Once you have a window in mind, find a container that will fit on the sill, remembering that size is more important than appearance in this case. Ensure the container will allow for the proper drainage, if there are no existing holes you can punch your own through the bottom so the water doesn’t collect and rot your plant’s roots. After the holes are made, add a few layers of sand alternating with gravel for the best results.
Fill the container with a soil-less potting mixture, or with potting soil, but don’t use the regular garden soil as the nutrients it includes are formulated for outdoor gardens rather than growing herbs indoors. Although you’ll want to make the most of your indoor windowsill herb garden you won’t want to crowd them in the container, so leave sufficient space around each plant or seed to allow them to fully grow. Now simply add water and wait for your herbs to grow and add both beauty and aroma to your home!