Use Your Windowsill to Grow Herbs
Such planters are a great way to make use of a small amount of space. They come in a variety of shapes and some are even available as kits. Some are for inside use on your windowsill, and others are planters that are specifically for outside use.
The majority of them are going to be designed for indoor gardening or for use on a window ledge or sill outside like a window box. These can be every effective in kitchens that have a window near the cooking area.
Where to Place the Planters
The placement of planters has to do with the growing conditions of the herbs that you have chosen to place in your planter. If you are using a planter kit then the kit will contain instructions as to where to place the planter in order to ensure that it will get the proper exposure to light.
There are a few things that you are going to want to consider when placing your planter. The first thing to consider is how much space you have available in the lighting conditions that you need for the herbs. You will have to measure carefully.
If you are using an indoor box, you will want to make sure that it fits securely in the space left to you by your windowsill without hanging over the edges. Most windowsills are about 6 inches deep. Therefore, you are going to want a planter that is narrow enough to fit there.
The other option that comes with planters is to use a window box. This type of planter usually connects to the outside of the window and provides the necessary growing space for things like herbs and small flowers in the space below a window. This can be an excellent alternative for individuals who may not have access to windowsills which are suitable for containing a normal sized planter.
It is a good idea if you use a window box style planter to make sure the planter is securely attached and does not interfere with the use of the window.
This will make it easier to harvest the various herbs by allowing an individual to simply open the window. If your windows have screens then you may wish to consider other alternatives.