Plants for small pots - kitchen windowsill

emileeg(DFW, TX)April 30, 2011

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum, but I figure this would be a good place to start :)

I have a very sunny south-facing window over my kitchen sink. I would like to put a few small plants there in pots, but I'm not sure what I can put in small pots! I'm thinking 4' terra cotta pots.

I don't really want to do herbs, as I have a large container herb garden on my patio. I'd really like to just add some pretty plants and possibly some color to that part of the kitchen.

I am not interested in cacti or succulents. And I see a lot of african violets in little pots, but they just don't appeal to me...

To clarify... I'm not sure exactly how a sunny window translates to plant sunniness. I say it's a very sunny window, but obviously full-sun plants require more intense light than they can get through a window... and I have no idea what would remain healthy in such a little container!

So... bottom line... would this be possible, or are tiny pots just like goldfish bowls (cute and aesthetically pleasing until the thing living in it dies because it doesn't have enough space)?

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You can grow dill basil and parsley easy with very small pots even cilantro grow good,Also lettuce and most anything with out tapping roots.Here are my pic all iv grow for years and in selfwatering milk qt jugs very small but need alot of water I keep them in morning sun not to much sun very easy lettuce I have time with ants in it .And dont forget mint plants they also do great with alot of watering.

Here is my dill& parsley

Here is my cilantro

Here is my lettuce

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