Garden Window HQ
Welcome to Garden Window HQ! Here we will learn how to sow and grow and till our sills! Well, sort of, but on a much smaller scale than we are accustomed to thinking about. We’ve got a lot of dirt and information to dig through, so get out your gloves and your mini shovels and let’s get digging!
Garden in our Window Sill?
Because of their relatively large size, most of us envision garden plots in our backyards, either full of potential or full of yummy veggies! Some people think of the hot sun, sweat, and dirty work involved with gardening. Others enjoy the zen-like meditative quality found in raising herbs and veggies from seedlings to the dinner table. Anyone who has experienced the green thumb process from dirty dirt to pretty plant understands the hard labor required to create and maintain a yard garden. Although it is quite the rewarding experience, I realize that having the lawn and time to manage a garden is not a luxury that everybody has.
Gardening Made Easier!
Not everyone has the proper space for good growing, and not everybody owns a yard! Others may not have the time to devote to raising a larger plot. Some may not be physically capable to do the tough work necessary for maintenance and cultivation. If your yard can’t accommodate a garden plot, or if your are found totally lacking in the yard department, then this site is for you! If you are extremely busy and just don’t have the time, then you’ve come to the right place! Maybe you’re elderly or have a disability that doesn’t allow you to get down in the dirt. You can still enjoy the pleasures of in the comfort of your own home! Even if you’re just down right lazy, you can rock out with a garden on a downsized scale!
What is a Garden Window?
A Garden Window is a type of window that extends out past the wall and allows light to come in from all angles. These types of windows allow more space for arranging container plants, or give you more room to create a bigger box to plant your friends together. Loosely, a garden window can refer to a window box garden. Window boxes are containers that can be mounted to the inside or outside of a window sill for growing herbs and plants. The box could also just sit on an appropriately sized window sill. I like to interpret the definition even more loosely and consider any window that has plants growing in it a garden window. With this definition, we could even just place potted herbs on a small table in front of a window. We could even use open shelving to create a stacked garden, or buy a ready made indoor greenhouse.
Less is More with a Garden Window!
At Garden Window HQ our aim is to take every element of the traditional gardening and shrink them down to a more manageable size that fits on your window sill. By reducing the size of our gardens by hundreds of percent, we also reduce the time, tools, and labor without losing any of the pleasure and benefits of growing our own herbs and veggies. Whether you live in an apartment, house, condo, mobile home, old folks home, or in your car, as long as you have a window, you can have your very own garden!
As you navigate this site, you will learn which herbs and veggies are suitable for our bite-sized window gardens. We will discuss which windows in your house have suitable placement to receive the required amount of sunshine for our chosen plants, as well as learning about what zoning you live in. We will learn how to create a box to hold our garden and how to attach them to our window sills. Finally, we will learn how to start our seeds and care for our new plant friends.
If you follow the navigation menu in sequential order, at the end you will have your own fun and easy garden window! Fun and easy! Let’s get started!