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Those of us with green fingers who live in a sectional title property can feel frustrated, as we often don’t have our own garden. A windowsill herb garden is a low maintenance outlet that allows us to beautify our homes with vibrant living green plants and have pot-to-pan fresh herbs to jazz up our cooking.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. A sunny windowsill
Preferably one that receives 5hrs of sunlight per day.
2. Herb plants or seeds
You can buy ‘ready grown’ small herb plants from the nursery and transfer them into your own pots/containers at home. Otherwise, you can buy the herb seeds and grow them from scratch. Popular choices are chives, basil, lavender, oregano, sage, parsley, mint, rosemary, time and bay leaves.
3. Pots or containers
Use either individual ones that are 6-12 inches deep and 6 inches wide or one long one, also 6-12 inches deep and as wide as you like. Feel free to get creative with your pot/container choice, almost any correctly sized container will do (look at the use of the Twinings tea tins above– absolutely awesome!).
4. Soilless potting mix
This drains better than garden soil and reduces the chance of soil diseases.
Labeled for use on edibles.
If using small herb plants:
If using herb seeds:
Once your herbs look ready for use you can snip off the tips. Make sure you leave at least 2 inches of the plant intact so it can easily regrow. For bushier herbs like parsley, snip from the sides – you can cut whole stems, just leave enough of the plant in tact in the middle to allow regrowth.
Finally, feed your beautiful herbs once a month with a fertilizer labeled for use on edibles.
Happy windowsill herb growing!
Image sources: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com, www.urban-allotments.com
I am obsessed with this! It is so flipping cute! I have wanted to grow my own herbs for a while now and I can’t wait to try this!
A good idea BUT if you have any balcony [be it an EUA or part of that Section]below you, PLEASE be careful in ensuring that water from your plants , or your watering of them, does not cause water to drip onto the balcony below. It causes unbelievable and unnecessary stress.
Absolutely right! Thank you for making this comment as you make a very valuable point which applies to our post ‘Grow fresh tomatoes on your balcony’ as well.