HOW TO MAKE A MINI WINDOW GARDEN

I am so excited to share the joy that comes from my window garden. For those of you who live seven stories above concrete, this mini garden is for you! It is also perfect for those like me who lack a green thumb (unless it is from a food coloring mess)!

Every spring I start a garden. I buy the mid-size starter veggies like tomatoes and zucchini at a garden center. And before July arrives my vegetable garden is in distress.

My dad bought me a soil moisture thermometer and analyzed the location of my tomato plants and optimum sun exposure.

ROMA TOMATOES ON A VINE

And every year I miss a few days of watering and lose the homegrown tomatoes! And don’t get me started on raised garden beds.

One of my garden beds ended up in my laundry room.

My inside garden started when I bought a basil plant at Kroger. You know the starter herbs in a four-ounce plastic container wrapped in cellophane with big dreams.

On a whim, I purchased one and left it in the plastic wrap for a week. When it survived the extra days on the counter I created a proper home with terra cotta walls.

ICREATE AN INDOOR GARDEN WITH HERBS

I placed it in my kitchen window. And a few days later it was still alive. It was an herb miracle. It was upright with basil leaves clinging to the vine.

On my next trip to the grocery store, I purchased mint.

HOW TO MAKE AN INDOOR WINDOW GARDEN

THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF A WINDOW GARDEN

The unexpected joy of indoor herbs is that even in the tiniest of spaces window gardens add life and greenery.

This is so much fun for any indoor space. This is perfect for apartments or rentals where the ground below is concrete.

MINI INDOOR GARDEN DETAILS

  1. Start with one herb.
  2. Look for potted herbs at grocery stores, Whole Foods, Sprouts or Trader Joe’s. They are either near the produce section or florals.
  3. Farmer markets are a great resource!
  4. You will likely need additional soil as the starter plastic containers are petite.
  5. Grab a bag at a local garden store.
  6. I have a love-hate relationship with garden soil. Remember this mishap?
BASIL GROWING IN POTTING SOIL

Choose a window with moderate light. If your kitchen does not have great sunlight place it in another space.

I showed off this herb garden centerpiece in the family room. The herbs made the family room smell amazing.

With a Bernese Mountain dog basil and mint make any room smell like the outdoors. Here is a link of the benefits of fresh mint.

This is a fun DIY summer project. With a little luck and sunlight you will have fresh herbs within arm’s length of any window in your apartment, rental or home.

Thank you for stopping by today. I would love it if you followed me on Pinterest or pin this image for others to find!

MINT IN A MASON JAR ON A KITCHEN WINDOWSILL

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One Comment

  1. Laura,
    How sweet this is…Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you are having a great week!!
    Hugs,
    Deb
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

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