How to grow edible plants from a window box

How to grow edible plants from a window box


Posted 11th Jul 2016

Check out these top tips from Haskins Garden Centre on how to make the most of your outdoor space by using window boxes


Step 1 - Choose your planter

Planters come in a variety of colours shapes and sizes, some even have adjustable fixings that will fit over a fence or balcony. Choose one that suits your outdoors area.

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Step 2 - Fill a third with potting compost

Add enough compost to allow your plants to stand at the right height above the top of the planter.

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Step 3 - Select plants you like to eat and are suitable for the aspect where the planter will be placed

Stick to an odd number of species as this creates a balanced look. Plants can be grouped together to be visually appealing as well as a tasty selection. Good plants for container growing include red veined sorrel, pak choi and rocket.

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Step 4 - Create interest by adding some trailing plants

Tumbling tomatoes will soften the edges of the planter by trailing and allow more space for the upright plants to spread.

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Step 5 - Co-ordinate colours to create a visual appeal

Keep watered in dry spells and harvest salad regularly to keep leaves small and sweet.

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Information courtesy of Haskins, for more information please visit www.haskins.co.uk.





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