Everything You Need to Start a Low-Maintenance Windowsill Herb Garden
No green thumb necessary.
There's nothing better than adding fresh basil to your pizza or topping off a mojito with a sprig of homegrown mint. Make this the year you finally start that herb garden you've been dreaming of—even if you don't have the backyard space or the right weather conditions to support these delicate greens. Creating a windowsill garden doesn't require a ton of space, and you'll never have to worry about them wilting in the heat if they're inside an air-conditioned home. Get started with the basic kits below, and you'll enjoy fresh herbs all year long.
For the Forgetful Gardener
For those neglectful plant parents among us, opt for a self-watering kit that takes care of the work for you.
To buy: $30 each; food52.com.
For the Design-Focused
For those who want a garden that looks as good as the herbs taste, opt for this stylish herb planter trio. The underlying tray keeps water off your kitchen counter, while the herb labels look adorable.
To buy: $35; williams-sonoma.com.
For the Complete Beginner
For a truly low-maintenance solution, choose a gardening kit that's self-watering and comes with its own grow light. This way, you won't have to remember to water it, and it will thrive even in the darkest room in your home.
To buy: $75; amazon.com.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
If the M.O. for your herb garden is to grow fresh herbs for mint juleps and mojitos, start with this kit that includes lemon balm, cinnamon basil, and mint.
To buy: $37; worldmarket.com.
For the Chef
For chefs who want fresh herbs to cook with, this culinary herb kit will deliver flavor to every single dish. It comes with basil, chive, and oregano seeds to plant in an attractive recycled steel box.
To buy: $54; terrain.com.