Make a Windowbox of Herbs and Lettuce

Growing herbs and salads in a windowbox provides a fresh supply close to the kitchen, and by making your own box, you can ensure it fits your space perfectly. All you need are some simple tools and a few basic carpentry skills.

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Nail Tape Securely

To keep the tape in place, hammer small tacks along it, at 4–6 inch intervals. Add more to make a feature of them, if desired. Make sure the tape seam is secure.

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Plant With Herbs and Salad Leaves

Fill the trough with compost and plant up with a range of herbs and a few young lettuce plants. Make sure none of them forms a bridge over the copper tape as they grow, which would enable snails to bypass the tape and climb in.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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