Others who want to cultivate indoor herbs, create a refuge on a window sill loaded with flowers, or have a simple resting place for nutritious vegetable nourishment may rely on this creative idea to offer pleasure to their nice homes – or the homes of those they care about (should you wish to gift it).
Here’s what you need: a drill machine, a window box (either purchased or made at home) that has drainage already installed, a drainage tray, sandpaper, compost and soil (or a mixture purchased from a nursery), your preferred seasonal flowers, acrylic white and coloured paints, an overcoat of clear gloss to preserve the colours, a paint brush that is 2 inches wide, and turpentine.
Method: Using sandpaper, rub over the outside of the window box to smooth off any rough edges. Next, using even strokes, apply a base coat of white paint, and then wait for it to completely dry before adding a second coat.
Fix the painted window box to your chosen spot by the window after machine-drilling holes into it, placing drainage tray and inch-thick layer of pebbles at the bottom, then before covering these with compost and soil mix and sprinkling the plant seeds.
Lavender and Geranium grow well in small areas as do chives, mint and sage.
Whatever plants you choose, take care to water them regularly and treat them with adequate fertilizers (even slow release ones are available, so do find out about these) to keep from withering.
If opting for different varieties of plants, sow the tallest at the back, bushy ones in the middle and trailing kinds towards the front of the window box to give it an aesthetic look that’s peachy keen for the outsiders – looking in.
(Yeah, you’re sure to have plenty of those too – with such a great garden idea decorating your home!)