Window box plants - Knowledgebase Question

New York, Ne
Question by josh20
March 29, 2010
What are some of the best flowers and vegetables to plant in a window box facing north in Brooklyn?

Answer from NGA
March 29, 2010


A north facing window box probably gets limited sunlight. If so, nasturtium (Tropaeolum), flowering tobacco(Nicotiana), pansy (Viola), lobelia (Lobelia), bachelor button (Centaurea), Pinks (Dianthus), bells of Ireland (Moluccella), forget-me-not (Myosotis), baby blue eyes (Nemophila), perilla (Perilla), and fuchsia (Fucshia) are good annuals to plant. Vegetables need lots of sunshine so you may be limited to growing leaf lettuces in your north facing window box. Good luck with your planter boxes!

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