Organic Widowsill Gardening

Windowsill gardening is an excellent choice for wintertime or for those who have no outdoor space. You can grow a variety of aromatic and useful herbs that can spice up your cooking and improve the atmosphere of your home. I keep a constant supply of herbs growing on my windowsills all winter.

Many of the same rules apply for windowsill gardening that apply to all home gardening. The quality of your basic inputs will help determine your results. It is good idea to review before you start. You can also review tips for specific herbs on our web page. Be sure to check back often as we are constantly updating the site. McEwen Farms has a windowsill gardening product with all of the best inputs to start your Windowsill garden .


A successful; windowsill gardener needs to consider the following:

  • You need a sunny window with at least 4 hours of sun per day
  • South and South East Windows work well
  • I like to rotate my plants for even growth
  • Herbs such as Basil, Rosemary, Dill and Lavender work well
  • Spray your leaves regularly with a fine water mist to clear dust
  • Try not to grow near a heat vent as it affects humidity
  • Pick the leaves to insure busy growth

An indoor garden can brighten your home and your life. It can be an oasis of the mind. A little involvement in the growing of life will bring you peace and joy.