How to Start a Windowsill Herb Garden
First off, don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed, building an herb garden should be an enjoyable experience. Depending on the type of herb garden you decide on, it can also be a fairly inexpensive project.
- Pots or Other Things to Contain Plants
- Seeds (such as cilantro, rosemary, basil, and garlic)
- Potting Soil
- Shallow Tray for Excess Water
- Plastic Wrap
- Rubber Bands
- Prep. If whatever you’re planting into doesn’t have a small hole at the bottom for drainage, drill a small hole.
- Fill planter with potting soil leaving a little bit of room from the top. Use your finger to make an indentation into the soil and drop in a few seeds. Cover with a quarter inch of soil.
- Do this for as many different pots you have or plants you’d like to grow.
- Fill the shallow tray with warm water and place your pots in it. Let it sit until the top layer of the soil looks damp.
- Take the pots from the water and cover them in plastic wrap, securing the wrap with a rubber band. Find a warm spot to let them sit. Leave them there until you begin to see little green sprouts, which could take up to four weeks.
- Once they sprout, remove the plastic wrap and move your plants to a sunny spot in your home. Water daily.
- Watch your plants grow.