Windowsill Gardening (Google Alert / Nevada Appeal)

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Windowsill Gardening

For The Associated Press

June 23, 2007

Parsley, basil, chives, mint, dill and cilantro are favorite windowsill growing options. All grow quickly, becoming usable when only a couple of inches high.

NEW MARKET, Va. – Live in an apartment long enough and you’ll eventually embrace that old adage about there being no place too small to fit a garden. Take windowsills: These narrow but generally sunlit spaces have been used as homes for plants ranging from African violets to dwarf evergreens and lemon trees. “You only need about 2 square feet,” said Sarah Carter, curator of herbaceous plants and outdoor gardens with the New York Botanical Garden. “Look at light conditions, humidity and temperature and then choose plants that fit rather than trying to get something to evolve.” Continue reading Windowsill Gardening (Google Alert / Nevada Appeal)