One of the things I enjoy about windowsill gardening is that there is no weeding to do. Plus, I can do it all year round.
I remember my first year, I started some cherry tomatoes in the windowsill. They got so big that I had to transplant them in huge planter pots. Keeping the plants close to the window gave me tomatoes well into winter.
I was amazed! And surprised at how easy it was. I thought, “Why didn’t I do this sooner.”
When I first started out in windowsill gardening, I found growing lettuce was the easiest. So, if you’ve never grown anything in your windowsill before, I highly recommend starting with seeds for lettuce. From there you might want to try, celery, herbs, onions even baby carrots.
Today, I’m going to share with you a photo of my first windowsill lettuce. That’s another one of my hobbies, photography. It’s great when making meals so people can see the end result in my articles.
Right now, I have two new things of celery started, some basil, and strawberry plants. Lettuce doesn’t really seem to take to the hot humid season we are experiencing right now. So I’ll wait until September to start my fall batch.
Tips To Remember
Clean your containers really well to reduce disease and pests.
Note: While you might not have your garden in the ground, things can still get past to your garden through the air.
Another good tip for beginners is changing the soil out each year.
Note: Windowsill containers are small so you’ll use up a lot of the nutrients in the soil which is needed. However, don’t waste the soil by tossing it out. Recycle your used soil as compost and reuse.
Things You’ll Need
- Planter Container
- Windowsill with lots of light
I hope you’ve found this information informative and inspiring. Be sure to check out my next article here on skypip.com . Where’ll I’ll be talking food and healthy living.