I was browsing in the Age Concern charity shop and saw a cream enamelware kitchen trough, which I snapped up for £2 (northsider... is that a bargain?).
On the way home I bought a couple of packets of seeds - basil and coriander - which I have now sown in little pots which are nestled inside the trough on the kitchen windowsill and basking in the midday sun covered with a plastic bag.
As an aside, this was the window of the charity shop...
Couldn’t agree more.