Windowsill Garden

Windowsill Garden

Jun 16, 2014 by Christine & Anca

Herb starters are at markets everywhere now. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, tending to a small windowsill garden is simple and rewarding if you remember a few things.

  1. Start with 3 herbs you think you’ll use the most and aren’t too needy for attention. Consider mint, parsley, and chives.
  2. Plant each herb in a separate pot with drain holes at the bottom, placed on a dish to catch the excess water, so the roots don’t rot.
  3. Let them grow where sunlight pours in, ideally a south-facing window.
  4. Don’t water too much or too often. Let the soil dry in between. If leaves turn brown, water more, if they turn yellow, water less. And don’t panic if either happens; just adjust the water accordingly the next time and you’ll find they’re pretty forgiving.
  5. Harvest often to enjoy them in your favorite dishes, but also to promote plant growth.
  6. If your herbs shrivel and die, chin up buttercup. Plant another batch and try again. Your thumb will get greener, we promise.

More tips: How to Grow Herbs Indoors / Indoor Gardening Guide