Grow Your Dream Garden...In A Window
Forget a few pots of herbs on a windowsill. The modern window garden is a work of art and genius, a masterpiece of food production in a cramped space that allows you to grow an amazing amount of food even if you don't have a lot of room. You don't need a deep bay window, or a porch, or a spaciousPosted — Updated
People have been producing things to eat in their windows for centuries, and with good reason. Window gardens are perfect for people with limited room or fragile plants that won't do well outdoors. You can set up individual pots or long planters in windows for flowers, herbs, and veggies, maintaining them with your own kitchen compost to keep up the cycle of life in your very own house.
But an increasing number of gardeners are starting to go vertical with their window gardens, which takes things to a whole new level (literally). Imagine growing stacks of plants, filling up your entire window with a wall of green including veggies, flowers, herbs, and maybe even a dwarf fruit tree! Your window garden could become a source not just of nutrition, but also privacy; that street-facing window with all the great natural light that looks right into your living room could become a living screen.
What grows best in window gardens? It depends on the soil medium, light levels, and were you are. Leafy greens like lettuce, kale, and spinach are often great starter plants because they're easy growers. You might also give beans a try, although watch out, because some beans like to clamber. Carrots, beets, and other root vegetables are fun, although they may need more room to grow. Herbs, of course, are always a safe bet, and they can be a great choice as a starter plant because you'll find yourself putting them to use almost immediately.