If you have a bit of a green thumb, you may want to take your plant-loving hobby indoors. Why not plant a garden window right in your kitchen? A garden window is a style of window that is usually installed over the kitchen sink. It juts out a bit from the wall so you can stock it with plants and collectibles. A garden window is sure to brighten up the whole room.
Garden windows are perfect for growing:
Vegetable and herb gardens, also referred to as edible gardens, are perfect for kitchen windows. It’s best to plant baby vegetables simply due to the size constraint – they will have less depth to bloom. Excellent baby vegetables to plant in your garden window include:
- Cherry tomatoes
An herb garden is another great idea for this type of window. Decorate the containers to match your kitchen’s theme and color scheme, labeling them with the name of the herb. Suggested herbs include:
Not only do these herbs give off beautiful fragrances, they can be used to flavor your dinner at night!
If you have a garden window that gets a lot of sun, these plants will thrive:
Some Tips for Your Plants and Herbs
While window garden plants and herbs are smaller and require less maintenance than a full-blown garden outside, you still have to do your part to maintain them. Here are some tips:
- Rosemary: Water evenly and prune regularly.
- Lavender: Needs full sun; don’t prune regularly, but do water regularly.
- Basil: Keep the soil moist and cut flower stalks off. A little bit of mulch is recommended.
Garden windows are the ideal alternative to a greenhouse, albeit on a much smaller scale. Garden windows make the perfect way to grow fresh foods and flowers, add light and beauty, and make you happy each day!
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Here at Rescom Exteriors, we have a wide selection of window styles, including garden windows. Ask us about them! We would be happy to come out to your home, take measurements, and set a date for installation. You could be enjoying your garden window in no time! Contact us today to book your appointment.