Best Window Gardening Plants for Seniors to Have in Their Homes

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Windowsills are a great place for small garden plants. Windowsill plants provide a beautiful fresh addition to your home’s kitchen, and many can also be used as garnishes and flavorings for your meals. At New Horizons at Marlborough, many residents utilize their windowsills to grow plants in their apartments. We wanted to write a blog on some of the best windowsill plants to grow during the spring and summer months.


Basil is a great starter windowsill plant for a number of reasons. Basil plants are largely easy to maintain. All they require are a few hours of sunlight each day and for their soil to be kept moist. Some grocers sell potted basil plants that only need semi-frequent watering. To use the basil you have grown, pick off a few leaves and add to a pasta dish or sprinkle onto pizza, a salad, or even scrambled eggs. Basil provides a fresh flavor that can enhance almost any meal.


Mint is a perennial that is easy to grow, especially on a windowsill. Much like basil, mint requires only sunlight and frequent watering to keep the soil moist. Fresh mint is a great thing to keep in your kitchen as it can be added to fruit salads, baked goods, and tea. Additionally, there are numerous types of mint. From the traditional peppermint, spearmint, and lavender mint to new varieties like chocolate, orange, and apple mint, there are so many to choose from.


Rosemary is a plant also easily grown in a windowsill. Better in savory dishes, rosemary requires more sunlight than the other two plants mentioned in this article, but if you have the window for it, fresh rosemary will be worth having. Those with rosemary plants in their homes can rub the leaves to release its strong fragrance to fill the room. Add rosemary to soups and stews or use it in a casserole to give dishes a Mediterranean kick.

Additional Advantages of Having Windowsill Plants

Windowsill plants can help improve the oxygen flow in your home. Tending these plants can also give homeowners a sense of accomplishment, as you see a seed grow into a full plant. In communities like New Horizons at Marlborough, we see residents with windowsill plants trade and share their harvests with others. With windowsill plants being so easy to start and maintain, why not start a windowsill garden?

New Horizons at Marlborough: Encouraging Our Residents to Garden!

Has a windowsill garden awakened your green thumb? Bring your gardening talents to our year-round greenhouse, where you can continue to hone your gardening skills. Our raised beds will save your knees and back from strain while providing you with a fun and productive activity. If you or your loved one is not a resident at New Horizons at Marlborough, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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