i have the furthest thing from a "green thumb" ... in fact, recently i've been on a mission to build my own little herb garden in our mud room / laundry room... it has great windows that go up to the ceiling with perfect little ledges and would be great for a miniature garden. i even bought my boyfriend's daughter (who loves to garden or do anything that pertains to outdoors and digging in dirt) a few basil plants for her birthday with red pots (her favorite color) for us to plant them in... they died like three days after we planted them! (i clearly have some gardening issues.) so i saw these nifty little planter things on this really fun kids website called ModernTots. maybe we would have better luck with something like this!