Build Your Garden
Most herbs will need at least six hours of sunlight a day. And since we’re in the Northern Hemisphere, south-facing windows work best.
So bust out that compass, and let your kids direct you to the best one. Make sure they take into account any overhangs that might be outside or other buildings in the way. A great and easy experiment is for them to place paper near each window and track the sunlight that hits it throughout the day to see what time the sun starts and ends on that paper.
Once that’s decided, get your planters together. They don’t need to be fancy or big or elaborate in any way. In fact, here’s a list of some upcycled planters you can make at home.
From our experience, toy trucks, tin cans, even old rain boots work great and make it fun.
No matter what you end up using, you want to make sure the soil can drain easily. Have your kids fill their containers with some pebbles or marbles first for drainage, then with moistened potting soil, and finally gently press a few seeds into the dirt and cover with a bit more soil.
Lightly water the seeds, attach labels in any way they want, and put your planters in the decidedly sunniest spot.