If you haven’t got much outside space to work with, don’t worry, you can still bring a touch of greenery into your home. A windowsill garden is a lovely, yet low-maintenance option and will brighten up any room. You can be as creative as you like. Mix and match green plants and flowers, or even grow herbs and vegetables. There are more possibilities than you might think. Here’s how to set up your windowsill garden.
How to Create a Windowsill Garden
Design The Layout
Make a plan and decide which plants you want to grow. You could plan the design according to the look you want to go for. Add a combination of matching colors and aromas. You could even grow Anti Radiation Plants and other more functional options. Think about the space and the size of the containers you’ll need. This way you can get the most out of your windowsill garden.
Choose Your Containers
You can have fun choosing your containers, whether you opt for a neat matching row or quirky shapes and different sizes. It depends on the atmosphere you want to create. For a more sustainable option you could even repurpose household items to make plant pots. These will definitely add a more unique touch to your windowsill garden. Here are some upcycled planter ideas to give you inspiration.
Use Organic Soil
Choose the right soil for your plants, you might need to research this specifically according to species. The majority of windowsill plants will grow best in light potting soil or mix. This has more drainage than garden soil. Look for soil mixes that contain a high percentage of organic matter. There are also plenty of benefits of compost for indoor plants and you can make your own from fruit and vegetable peelings, tea, coffee, and eggshells. It'll give your new plants plenty of nutrients.
Research Your Seeds
Find out how to successfully plant your seeds as some may need germinating separately first. You can then plant them as seedlings. Some herbs and greens can be planted as seeds but other vegetables and flowers may need to be planted from seedlings or cuttings. If you’re looking to create a more low-maintenance garden, ensure you choose the right plants. Otherwise, they might be more work to take care of. Do a bit of research and bear in mind the conditions of your windowsill, how much direct sunlight it gets, for example.
Regular Watering & Maintenance
Keep on top of watering your windowsill garden and make sure it’s thriving. It’s important not to overwater it, however. You need to be very delicate and it depends on the amount of sunlight and the species of plant. Here are a few tips on how to water houseplants. With a bit of care and attention, you can have your windowsill looking pretty for longer. It’s a great way to create a calming atmosphere in a room and can make a lovely feature. Start a windowsill garden at home this summer and enjoy watching your efforts bloom.