How to plant up your windowbox
MAKE SURE the trough has plenty of drainage holes in the base. Half-fill it with a free-draining soil-based compost, such as John Innes No.2.
TAKE THE PLANTS out of their pots, then position one thyme at each end and one in the middle, and the two chillies at the back.
FILL AROUND the roots with more compost and firm in gently. Make sure the surface is about 5cm below the rim, so there is space for watering.
WATER WELL and place on a warm windowsill. Water weekly and feed the chillies with tomato feed fortnightly. Pick the chillies when they turn red.