Add Fresh Flavor to Your Home

Do you smell that? It’s something bold and new, with just a hint of delicious. That’s right, it’s a garden. And with spring nearing fast — it’s closer than you realize — now is the time to think about renewal and all things fresh and emerging.

For those looking to get planting, we have all the tips you’ll need to make your gardening experience a breeze.

What’s that? You don’t exactly have a green thumb? Don’t feel ready to give up a patch of your yard for a garden? Not to worry. A windowsill garden is a great way to grow your horticultural skills and reap a bountiful harvest of delectable herbs.

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Here is everything you need to know:

  • Windowsill gardens can be grown at any time during year – even during the winter months. All you need is a sunny windowsill.
  • Just about any size of pot will suffice as long as it has proper bottom draining and fits securely on the windowsill without fear of tipping over. Keep the soil moist; not soupy. Speaking of soil, most gardening experts advise using a commercial seed-starting or potting soil for best growing results. Or mix the two together, half-and-half for a good start.
  • Make a quick visit to a local nursery for help choosing the seeds for your herb garden. Among the best to grow in such a setting are basil, dill, oregano, rosemary, mint, cilantro and bay.
  • According to, windows that face south provide ample sun; while windows that face north offer too little. You can supplement sunshine whenever you need to by setting your pots out on the patio for fresh air and sun.

And that’s it! Windowsill herb gardens are a wonderful way to infuse life and fragrance into your TRI Pointe home and a delicious accompaniment to your spring salads and even your heartiest meals.


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