Cathy Isom lets you know why you should consider creating your own window box garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
For anyone wanting to grow a garden with limited space, a vacant window is a great place to have a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in window boxes. The idea is to choose items which will produce without becoming too heavy or take up too much room.
If you go with a root crop, make sure your container can offer the space necessary for them to produce or choose a smaller variety of the traditional plant. Radishes, leaf lettuce, green onions, cherry tomatoes, even sweet potatoes will work very well. For the bigger plants, be sure to use stakes when plants become top heavy. One fruit which works best in window boxes is strawberries. Don’t forget herbs. Parsley, sage, oregano, thyme, chives, and mint – just to name a few – will do well in window boxes.
You must make sure your boxes are deep enough to give the crops you plant room to grow. If you go with root crops, larger boxes are a must.
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