Perfect for those short on outdoor space or for those looking to grow an array of tasty herbs and flourishing plants from the comfort of their own living area, this handy guide covers all the essentials when it comes to tending to your own window garden. From plant pots to propagation essentials, must-have tools to decorative accessories, here at The Range we've got everything you need to help grow your own indoor garden with ease.
Suitable for windowsills that are known to recieve at least a couple hours of direct sunlight each and everyday, window herb gardens are perfect for those short on space but big on flavour.
Many herbs are super flavourful and are known to thrive well throughout the year. You'll need to ensure your chosen plant pots are of suitable size for both your chosen windowsill and your herbs - remember that herbs are shallow rooted plants so don't need deep containers. Pots such as the Pack of 10 7.5cm Plant Pots or the Pack of Square Black Pots are perfect for starting off with, but it's worth considering repotting them to larger pots such as the San Remo Plant Pot once it begins to grow a little larger. For those looking to plant all their herbs into a single planter, why not opt for the Etruscan Dark Green Trough.
When it comes to drainage, it's always handy to keep your planters and plant pots stored upon a 624452 - this'll help prevent against unwanted water and soil markings on your windowsill and is also designed to help provide resistance to both warm and cold temperatures indoors.
Pot your chosen herbs with a quality soilless growing medium (remember that regular soil isn't advised when growing indoor plants). For those that can't find such a medium readily available, it can be created by combining perlite (Gro-Sure Perlite Pouch), compost, and regular garden soil. It's recommended that you water your herbs frequently during the Summer months to help avoid them wilting, dehydrating, or drying out when exposed to the direct sunlight.
Pinching and picking the leaves when you're ready to harvest is a fool-proof way to help promote healthy re-growth in your plants.
For those looking to make use of all of their windowed area, not just the windowsill, opting for a hanging garden might be worth considering.
DIY hanging baskets, made by combining suitable yet durable ceiling or wall-mounted hooks with durable rope, are perfect for decorating your window. Hanging delicately in the sunlight, these planters are great for both herbs and flowering plants.
If you've got cupboards or doors nearby to your window (or an area of direct sunlight), then why not try filling the Two Tier Hanging Bathroom Rack or the Chrome Effect Door Basket with your desired plant pots - a great way to help maximise space without skipping on style.
Remeber, a window garden needn't just be indoors! Perfect for accentuating the outside area of your windows, items such as the Wrought Iron Hanging Basket With Liner, Leaf Hanging Basket with Coco Liner, Black Rattan Wall Basket, or the Wrought Iron Wall Basket With Coco Liner are designed to help your home flourish all year round.
If you're looking to get a little more creative when it comes to piecing together you're next window garden, then why not look at repurposing your recyclables. From metal cans to glass jars, plastic bottles to unused crockery - the possibilities really are endless. Here are a few examples on how you can bring your window garden to life with a little recycling:
Metal / Tin Cans - If you find yourself with an abundance of tin cans, then why not opt to use them instead of plant pots. Perfect for potting an array of herbs into, these versatile cans can even be decorated with items such as Jute Crafting Wire, 496980, and even the Pack of 5 Plant Labels with Crayon to help you keep track of your on-trend garden.
Plastic Bottles - Ever-present in most households, plastic bottles are another great option for those looking to substitute out their plant pots for something different. Cutting a rectangle out of the side of your plastic drinks bottle provides the perfect trough for your herbs. Alternatively, you could just cut your plastic bottle in half to utilise the base of the bottle as a make-shift and stable plant pot.
Glass Jars - Old jam jars and glass bottles are perfect too for planting herbs into. Trendy and great for watching as the roots work their way down into the soil, recycled glass plant pots can easily be decorated with paints, ribbons, and even with items such as the Papermania Chalkboard and Kraft Parcel Tags.