Window box planters are a go-to for both frustrated urban gardeners and nervous beginners. If you lack the time, energy, spare space, or green thumb to maintain a large scale garden – you can still enjoy greenery in small yet striking ways with window boxes. Available in an endless amount of choices of color, texture, and size, you are sure to find one that is a perfect fit for your space.
Herbs are a popular choice for indoor window boxes because of their utility. We choose basil, which prefers full sun, but there’s a multitude of herbs out there that can thrive on a shadier sill. Make sure to choose the right herb based on your light.
* Make sure to combine plants that need the same amount of light and water if you plan to plant more than one herb in a single box. Planting in a plastic liner instead of directly into the box makes changing plantings easy.
Our Top Tips for Window Box Planters:
- Pick Your Potting Soil
Choose a good quality, fast draining soil. For small potted plants, including smaller window boxes, we recommend Brooklyn Blend potting soil. This lightweight potting mix also makes moving around window boxes a bit easier.
- Create Drainage
It is important to have a box with drainage. If your window box does not have drainage holes, layer the bottom with stone or gravel to create drainage. We like to use a mix of lava rocks and charcoal.
- Leave Room For Growth
Don’t cram plants in too tightly. Leave room for roots to breath and plants to grow.
- Prune & Snip
Don’t be afraid to clip and cut. Regular pruning keeps plants in a restricted space healthy and happy. Herbs especially benefit from constant harvesting - pruned plants grow back more thickly and compactly.