Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Unlock the joy of fresh herbs right at your fingertips with the art of growing herbs in a window box with these 5 simple tips.

1. Choose a Sunny Location

Herbs love sunlight, so select a kitchen window that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

2. Proper Drainage

Ensure your window box has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. You can also line the bottom of the window box with pebbles or gravel for better drainage (we did not do that).

3. Quality Potting Soil

Use a well-draining potting mix enriched with organic matter to provide the ideal growing conditions for your herbs.

4. Watering

Water your herbs when the top inch of soil feels dry (about every other day or so depending on your rainfall). Be careful not to overwater, as it can lead to root rot.

5. Maintenance

Make sure to trim your herbs regularly to promote growth and prevent them from becoming overgrown.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Window Box


Take your time to consider these factors and select a window box that meets your needs:

– Size and Capacity – Material – Drainage – Maintenance and Cleaning – Style and Aesthetics

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I believe that if you fill your home with things you love,  love will fill your home.