Good Question: Herb Garden Planter in Kitchen?

Hi everyone! We have recently moved to a new apartment. The landlord was eager to show us the 'herb garden planter' on top of the fridge when we first looked at the place. I have always wanted an indoor herb garden so it seems like a great thing. But will it work? First of all the sun doesn't hit the window till mid afternoon. Next, it's one big planter. Different herbs have different requirements in terms of watering, sunlight, etc., and I don't know if it will work...

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Green thumbs, what would you do? I'm going to take that old dirt out anyway. Should I refill it completely with good dirt? Should I put a few separate planters in there and plant herbs separately? Should I forego the herb thing altogether?

I don't really know where to start and would appreciate some advice. Thanks!

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