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Best plants for a window kitchen garden 

Best plants for a window kitchen garden 

Choose the best plants for a window kitchen garden to ensure you have a thriving place in your kitchen full of plants. 


Undoubtedly herbs are at the top of the list for a kitchen windowsill. Not only can many be grown indoors, but they can be easy to grow, care for and productive. Jut a quick snip, and you have fresh leaves for cooking, baking or drink decorations. Try Basil ‘Purple Ruffels’ for all of the flavour with deep purple foliage. Coriander is a great herb to grow to garnish curry, and Oregano is a versatile herb for cooking with. 


Some of the most simple, nutritious edibles to grow are microgreens. Great for small spaces, sow plenty of seeds in a seed tray or recycled food container in compost. Keep them moist and harvest when they are no bigger than 10cm. You can grow all kinds of microgreens, from sprouts to radish and beetroot to fenugreek. Sow new seeds every few days to ensure a continuous supply of these delicious, fast-growing and nutritious garnishes.

Include edible flowers 

Herbs aren’t the only edibles for a kitchen windowsill. There are many edible flowers that you could try:

  • Violas for cake decorating and popping into ice trays for a summer drink
  • Nasturtiums can trail along and down the window ledge to use the flowers and foliage in salads. Best of all, mix these edibles with herbs for a lovely display.
  • Nasturtium ‘Ladybird Rose’ has a pink tinge,
  • Discover the bright orange and reds of varieties such as ‘Empress of India’. 



If you prefer, the kitchen windowsill is an ideal place for your favourite houseplants - choose varieties that enjoy warm, humid conditions and you'll be able to enjoy them while you're busy preparing the meal!  There's always more room for plants on any windowsill! 

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