The following herb window box instructions and images are excerpted with permission from Creative Window Boxes by Stephanie Donaldson (Lorenz Books, 2001).
A lovely present for an enthusiastic cook, this window box contains chervil, coriander, fennel, garlic, purple sage, French tarragon, savory, origanum and basil.
• 45 cm (18 in) wooden window box
• Crocks or other suitable drainage material
• Slow-release plant food granules, pelleted chicken manure, or similar organic plant food
• French tarragon
• Purple sage
• Basil Fennel
• Savory (Satureja hortensis)
1. Line the base of the container with crocks or other suitable drainage material. Fill the window box with compost, mixing in a teaspoon of slow-release plant food granules or organic alternative. (See image.)
2. Before planting the herbs, arrange them in the window box in their pots. (See image.)
3. Plant the back row of herbs first. (See image.)
4. Plant more herbs at the front of the window box. Water well and stand in a sunny position. (See image.)