Windowsill Gardening: A Fresh Start

If you’re one of my regular readers, you may remember I took up windowsill gardening last year.

Frankly, I didn’t think I’d be very successful, seeing that I’ve got an extremely black thumb. But the miracle happened: My windowsill garden thrived for months. Eventually, many of my plants died, but I managed to keep my chives alive.

Oh, they’re not pretty anymore now, and I’m not sure they will survive much longer, but I put them in my back yard the other day, in hopes they might just pull through.

So now I had an empty windowsill, potting soil, quite a few packets of seeds, a couple of egg cartons and my mini greenhouse. I also happened to have some spare time on my hands this afternoon, so I set to work.

I filled my egg cartons with potting soil, placed them in my little greenhouse, sowed my seeds, covered them with more potting soil, watered them using a spray bottle, put the lid on the greenhouse and placed it in my sunny, south-facing kitchen windowsill.

Parsley, thyme, lemon balm, oregano, basil, cilantro, red hot chili peppers and radishes. I can’t wait to see my produce grow!


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2 Responses to Windowsill Gardening: A Fresh Start

  1. Gyppo says:

    We have wild chives growing in the front garden and alongside the service road adjoining the house. We have no idea where they came from, but they seem pretty near indestructible.. Even when I dig them out every few years, or hack them back brutally to clear the front path, they come back. Neighbours sometimes pull up a few to transplant because they like the little white flowers. I warn them the chives will take over the entire garden given time.

    Occasionally I’ll chop up a bunch of shoots and serve them up, but the taste is a bit powerful for some folks.

    Gyppo (UK)


    • Leah Witmond says:

      Oh, those little flowers! They sure are cute. I’d love to have wild chives, but I guess I’ll have to make do with the ones from my windowsill. So far, they seem to be doing fine. They look much better now than they did before I transplanted them into my little herb garden. 🙂


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