Interview with an Apartment Gardener

Interview with an Apartment Gardener

Laure Joliet
Sep 19, 2008

A while back we got a question about how to grow an herb garden on a windowsill. We gave our advice and you guys chimed in and hopefully it set some gardens in motion. For more inspiration we found this interview with an apartment gardener in LA who clearly knows how to make the most of a small space:

The picture is a great example of how much you can do with a small space. Not only do you not need a whole yard in order to grow your favorite herbs and vegetables, all you really need is a windowsill. The blog Homegrown Evolution, which is local to LA btw, recently featured this gorgeous picture of Helen Kim's Windowsill Garden. She mainly grows herbs, but even then the garden is impressive. The response to the bounty possible in such a small space prompted an interview with the gardener herself. Some highlights include:

• Don't worry if you've never grown anything before, just hop in
• South facing windows are best
• mint and rosemary = kill-proof, so good to start with those
• Plants in windowsills help with privacy, even in apartments

Read the full interview including her most and least successful plants on Homegrown Evolution.

We keep basil and a dwarf meyer lemon tree on the porch along with our favorite succulents and it makes us happy tending to them, having fresh basil and seeing the lemons ripen. Do you have a windowsill garden or other small space garden?

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