If you want to grow herbs, consider making a window box. These containers are usually larger than a normal herb planter, and are easy to build. All you need are a few screws and some treated lumber. To make them look snazzy, you can cover the inside with copper tape (which deters slugs and snails) and place herb seeds inside.
Nasturtiums are edible
If you’re looking for edible window box plants that aren’t too tall, Nasturtiums are a great choice. They’re compact and grow to 15 inches tall and wide, making them perfect for containers. They can also be grown as a trailing plant, so they’ll spill over the sides of your window box.
Nasturtium leaves and flowers are edible and have many health benefits. They are rich in vitamin C, can help fight colds and are a natural disinfectant. Nasturtium tea is a good option as a natural wash or can be infused into other ingredients for salad dressings. Nasturtiums can also be dried and added to salads. If you’re planning to dry the leaves, make sure they are fresh. Once dried, they can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Nasturtium flowers and leaves are edible and make for lovely garnishes. You can also use the seedpods for salads. Their seeds are similar to capers but aren’t quite as pungent. They’re not poisonous to humans, but they can be toxic to cats and dogs.
Nasturtiums are also beneficial for the environment. They attract beneficial insects to your garden, including bees and butterflies. They also attract and repel pests. Bees and butterflies love nasturtiums, and they’re great for pollinating your garden. In addition to being tasty, nasturtiums are also good for the soil. They add calcium, potassium, and nitrogen to the soil, which can be valuable for future crops.
Peppermint is useful for cooking
Peppermint is not only useful for cooking, but it also deters insects from your garden. The aromatic leaves can be used in tea and home remedies to treat a range of ailments. It also helps to combat congestion and improve digestion. Peppermint is a versatile plant that should thrive in a window box.
This herb grows to about three feet and produces cool, refreshing aromas. It is popular for its uses in sweets, candies, and other products. Its oil is also used topically and as a fragrance. Its leaves make great additions to fruit salads and complement meat.
Peppermint is useful for cooking in savory and sweet dishes. It is a good herb to include in salads, and you can also use it to make pesto. It is also a good herb to garnish vegetables. The leaves can be frozen and used as ice cubes.
It can be used to make mint tea. It is also an excellent digestive aid and is great for easing upset stomachs. It can also help soothe headaches. It is also an excellent breath freshener. Mint is also useful for cooking and for garnishing.
Thyme is a fast filler and creeper
Thyme is an excellent plant to use in containers and window boxes. Not only does it add texture, but it also has a fragrant scent, and its flowers are delicate and attractive. It also makes a lovely filler in a garden, where it seems especially at home among the roses. It can be used to accent individual plants or to carpet the entire planting bed.
When propagating thyme, make sure the cuttings have strong roots. They should have a strong stem and glossy leaves. A plant with weak roots may wither and die off over time. Plants with closed root systems won’t experience these issues. Once the cuttings have been prepared, place them in water at room temperature for five to six hours. To promote rooting, add some honey to the water.
Thyme has similar medicinal properties to peppermint and is often used in cooking. It also enhances the flavors of other herbs. While it may not grow as tall in a window box as other herbs, it will still fill the space. Its leaves are greenish yellow and have a pleasantly fragrant lemon scent.
Thyme is an excellent choice for a window box. Thyme is a versatile, hardy plant that grows well in most conditions. It does well in any soil type, but is best planted in a sunny, warm part of your garden. If it isn’t growing in a sunny location, it will develop into a small shrub with thin stems.
Basil needs more water
Water your basil plants regularly, but do it in a way that does not drown them. Basil roots draw water from the soil below, so they can become wilted if the soil is too dry. You should also adjust the watering schedule depending on the season.
Basil plants are adapted to drier conditions, but indoor pots need higher levels of water than outdoor pots. If you are growing your plants in a window box, make sure that you water the plants at least once a day. This will ensure that the roots are well-established and that the soil retains moisture more efficiently.
In addition to a high-quality fertilizer, your basil plant should receive a sufficient amount of water to thrive. You should also be careful with pests and diseases. While basil is relatively resistant to most common pests, it is susceptible to mildews and fusarium wilt. A fungicide can help to prevent these problems. The best way to grow basil in a window box is to keep it in a warm area that is not too warm. A temperature of sixty-70 degrees F is ideal, and the temperature should remain that way. Also, make sure you keep the growing spot warm throughout the night. You can cut off the stems and store them in water to keep them fresh. The water from the stems will give your basil a fresh fragrance.
Basil plants grow best in moist soil. If you’re growing basil in a window box, make sure to provide a good drainage system. Ensure that the soil is well-drained and fertile. It should have a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. For better results, use premium bagged potting mix. If you don’t have this, you can mix aged compost into your native soil.