If you’re like many people, the window sill of your home has become a bit of an afterthought. You may have even forgotten that it’s there! But don’t dismiss that space just yet: your window sills can provide healthier herbs and plants than most other areas in the house. And best of all? They’re easy to take care of once you know how. We’ll walk you through everything from light requirements to watering schedules so that you can make the most out of your window sills—and start enjoying the benefits they provide for yourself!
Window sills are a great place to grow herbs, succulents and tropical plants.
Window sills are a great place to grow herbs, succulents and tropical plants. They provide a perfect place for growing your favorite plants indoors without taking up too much space.
Light from the window sill is optimal for many plants because it changes over time during the day, mimicking the natural conditions in which many plants grow.
A lot of people don’t realize this, but the light from the window sill is optimal for many plants because it changes over time during the day, mimicking the natural conditions in which many plants grow. When you think about it, a window sill is actually quite similar to an outdoor patch of soil: it gets plenty of sunlight and warmth while also getting some shade from surrounding objects as well as being protected from wind by glass.
The most important thing you can do when choosing indoor plants for your window sill is making sure that they can tolerate low light levels. If you want to grow any plant indoors without any source of natural light (like under artificial lights), make sure that it’s listed as “low-light tolerant” on its product information page or tag! It’s also helpful if your chosen plant has variegated leaves (colors) since these will stand out more against plain green ones when placed near each other.”
Native and desert trees and shrubs adapt well to growing on a window sill.
Native and desert trees and shrubs adapt well to growing on a window sill. These plants are used to having little water, so they don’t need to be watered as often as other plants. In fact, many of these plants don’t require much light at all—and can actually thrive in dark areas like the corner of your room or under a desk lamp.
These types of trees can also be very beautiful when they’re grown indoors! Many people who’ve taken up gardening because they want to get outside more often are surprised at how easy it is for them to grow native trees inside their homes without needing extra care or maintenance.
Window sills are not ideal for growing vegetables, but some leafy greens do better indoors than others.
Before we get into the specifics, let’s talk about what you can and cannot grow on your windowsill. Some plants simply do not thrive in such a small space; for example, you will not be able to successfully grow tomatoes or peppers on a window sill. You can also forget about planting cucumbers or zucchini—vegetables like these require more space than most homes have to offer. If you have access to an outdoor garden, it may be better for you to expand your vegetable growing there instead of trying to squeeze them into an indoor environment.
However, lettuce does quite well indoors! You can grow herbs like parsley or cilantro (which are technically herbs rather than vegetables), and even carrots if you’re so inclined. Celery is another option as well; although its leaves aren’t edible, they look lovely when they’re all bunched together at the top of the plant’s stalk! Beans are also excellent candidates for growing indoors since they don’t need much space at all—they’ll only take up about 1 square foot per bean plant once mature enough that their vines support themselves without needing anything else holding them up from above (this usually takes about three weeks).
Window sills can provide your house with healthy herb gardens, beautiful displays of succulents or a personal jungle full of foliage.
Window sills are the perfect place to grow a variety of herbs, succulents and tropical plants. If you’re looking for an indoor jungle that’s easy to care for, consider planting a few vegetable seeds in your window sill garden. As long as you have enough sunlight, you’ll have everything you need to create your own personal oasis.
Here are some great plants that will thrive in windowsill gardens:
- Basil: Basil has a strong aroma and grows easily indoors. It can be used fresh or dried in recipes like pesto sauce or tomato-based pasta sauces.
- Mint: Mint is an easy-to-grow herb with a pleasant aroma and taste; it is often used in sweet dishes such as chocolate mint ice cream or peppermint tea cakes with walnuts (recipe available).
If you want to grow plants indoors but don’t have a green thumb, window sills are an ideal place to start. The light from the window is optimal for many plants because it changes over time during the day, mimicking the natural conditions in which many plants grow. There are also plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of plant would best suit your needs! Whether it’s herbs or succulents you’re looking for, there will always be something perfect for your home’s window sill