This spring I decided growing an herb garden would be one of my summer goals. Now living in a tiny apartment in the city definitely creates some complications, but I love the idea of an herb window box–nothing too ambitious, just enough for caprese salads and mojitos.
To get started, I went to Home Depot and picked out my favorite herbs: mint, basil, cilantro and lemon thyme.
I also bought a simple wooden window box, some hook-and-eye hooks and twistable wire (though I wish I had bought some that was even more twistable!). Securing the window box was pretty simple. Since my window sits on a cement sill instead of wood sill, I had to used the hooks and wire to secure the sides of the box.
At Home Depot, I also bought potting soil and a plastic window box insert. I put everything together right inside my shoe box of an apartment, and the whole thing was super easy! If your window boxes are hard to access, I highly recommend getting one of the plastic inserts, so you can put everything together comfortably and then just plop it in place.