This is what I see looking out my kitchen windows.....parsley and chives.
When the shades are completely open, the kitchen garden is in front of me with a background of a couple of miles of rolling hills. Lucky for me, these old windows were stored in the barn when I purchased the farm. Originally, there was one very small window centered over the sink.
Sometimes, when you are cooking, you just need a sprig of fresh parsley or a couple leaves of a herb like oregano. That is part of the beauty of having the kitchen garden so close to the farmhouse.
Or a handful of lettuce to add to the sandwich I am making for lunch.
The sage, planted last summer, is still going strong.
The romaine lettuce needs another couple of weeks of growing before it is ready for a salad.
The Brussels Sprouts have a long way to go in growing.
The Arugula is almost ready to snip and add to my salad.
The good thing about keeping it small, especially in the cooler months, I can easily cover the entire space if the temperature drops. Gardening weather from November through February is unpredictable. I may have a day of 75 degrees and the next evening it might drop to 32 degrees. And before the week is over, it can go back to the 75 degrees.
In summer months I also keep at least one tomato plant, several varieties of peppers and many more tender herbs.
I hope this inspires you to give it a try....remember, some of this can be grown in containers!