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How to Grow Herbs in a Window Box?

Everyone loves to experiment with herb gardening and even the best herb garden design was a result of some creative thinking and experimentation. Many people are scared to grow their herbs only because they think they have zero knowledge on how to plant herbs. Or they feel that they will not be able to design an herb garden the way it supposed to be. Well if you are one concerned about complexities of herb gardening, let me tell you it’s not a big deal. Your imaginations combined with our proper guides will help you grow an herb garden of your own.

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If you do not have ample space in your backyard, I’ll suggest you to start with something small yet utilizable. I believe that anyone can easily grow some of the herb plants that they love to eat or add in their food recipes. If you have a small size apartment, then you can grow herbs in a window box. Just think how amazing it would to have fresh herbs or a window box full of healthy herbs growing just outside your apartment’s kitchen window.


Growing herbs in window box will save you cash at the market, and also get fresh-from-the garden herbs right at your kitchen’s window. Remember that adding fresh herbs to your recipes is way better than buying frozen herbs from the marker. Also, the satisfaction that you get from growing your own herbs is indeed inexpressible. You can also impress your friends and make them their favorite flavor-rich dish without any hassle of going to the market.

Where to Buy Window Boxes?

Window boxes either can be made at home through recyclable items or can be purchased at any home improvement store or any garden center. Growing herbs in a window box is easy, effortless; take very less time and very little skill. There is hardly any excuse on why you shouldn’t try this method of herb gardening.

What Herbs You Can Grow In Window Box?

Herb Seed Packets

Herbs that will go well with window box herb gardening includes:

  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Oregano

How to Grow Window Box Herbs?

  • Window Box Herb Garden

    Use soaked potting soil. If the potting soil is not soaked then put it into a bucket, add water and mix it well until the potting soil is spongy and saturated.

  • Spread the soil into the window box, and add compost to it. Tap the box on the kitchen shelf a few times so that the soil is settled. Leave a ¼ of an inch from the top and rest fill the box with the soil.
  • Before sowing the seeds, read the instructions on the packet. Spacing plays a crucial role in a window box, as there isn’t much of it. Remember that each seeds need to be at least 1 inch away from the edges of the box to accommodate proper growth. If you are planning to grow multiple herbs in the same box then plan it accordingly as where each seed should be sowed. You can use your imagination to beautify your window box and add a striking outside appeal to your home.
  • After you have planted your seeds, water them properly, then just sit around comfortable and just see that the soil is not soggy but moist. Before you know it, you’ll notice that the little seedling will pop out of the soil and reach for the sky. Just monitor their growth and snip the weakling using a scissor and fertilize them according to packaging.

It’s that way to grow herbs in window boxes. For more such innovative ideas on herb gardening, please bookmark us. Also, leave your comment if you want to share some of your creative ideas on herb gardening. Happy Gardening!