Where to place your garden?


Hi, I live in cold Toronto and have placed the garden on a window sill. As the winter sets in, the windows get really cold and they will only become colder. I noticed the warm weather plants (tomatoes, basil, chillies) are slow to grow, where as cool weather (lettuce and bunching onion) are quick to grow.

Should I move the garden to a warmer place, say the kitchen counter? I placed it on the window sill as it also gets natural light.

Thank you.


As you mentioned yourself, basil, tomato and chilies do better in warmer conditions. Also, green lettuce and other salad greens germinate and grow better in colder conditions (they are heat sensitive).

It is safe to say that all plants do well around 22 °C.

What is the temperature on your window sill? Is there also some cold breeze?


The indoor temperature is between 21-23 C. I can’t tell the temperature near the window sill. There’s no cold breeze but it’s close to the HVAC - the heat/ AC system which sucks in the air for ventilation.


Your indoor temp should be a match for all plants.

I live in a cold climate, as it gets colder during the winter I remove mine from the windowsill, because the temps near window decreases to 15C and that is a bit low even for Lettuce.