A Mini Garden On A Window Ledge

Friday, May 01, 2009

These small pots of greens are on a window ledge of a condominium. I always think that my house do not have enough space for more plants. But when I stumbled upon this mini foliage garden, I was left wondering if I have fully utilised every nook and corner of my garden, like this one.

Those who live in flats, apartments or condominiums are still able to garden even with a small space on the window ledge. Just determine the amount of sunlight at the window and get the appropriate plants that will grow well there.

However, we have to be very careful when using window ledge for gardening. If not, accident can happen!
The first thing we should do therefore is not to fill the planter with soil. Instead, the planter or pot needs to be securely fastened with brackets to the window ledge beforehand.

Secondly, we also have to ensure that the planter size fits the window ledge. A rectangular planter according to the length and width of the window ledge would be a nice option.

Lastly, ensure that there is proper drainage for the plants, so that water will not drip down to passers-by below the window when we are watering them.

Now everyone can garden!

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  1. and there are those who grow plants on the roof... talk about space utilisation! ~ bangchik

  2. There is an apt. near my place where the gardener utilizes every nook and cranny including stairs, eaves and of course window sills! Will photograph it this summer and post it.

  3. That anonymous comment was from Lynne .

  4. It is fascinating how creative people can get when it comes to adding a little greenery to their surroundings. I have often noticed that small (seemingly unusable) spaces can be, under the skillful hands of a judicious gardener, turned into a magical jungle.

  5. That reminds me that i've not used my own window ledge spaces yet... perhaps there might be space enough for a small herb garden or something. Thanks for making me think of these areas :o)

  6. I love it when people use every little bit of space available to them, especially on sills 'cause then Everyone who passes by gets to enjoy it!

    Good point about securing your planter to the sill.

  7. Good post.. next time when I move to my new place, u have to come and give me some tips on how to fill the balcony with plants!

  8. Love this post! I was thinking the other day about apartment gardens and was going to post my "garden" when we lived in an apartment back in the year 2000. I got a little carried away on our balcony!...


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