HOW TO MAKE A TERRARIUM?

10.4.16

I've wanted to make a Terrarium for a long time now and was desperate to find the time to make my own, so finally that's just what I've done!


A terrarium is a see through glass container, jar or equivalent that is basically your own mini greenhouse!
Terrarium's can either be open or closed and are a collection of arranged succulents, cacti, ferns, mosses and air plants that you can either buy ready-made or make your own!
Which I have done.

What I love about terrarium's is whatever house you live in, wherever and whatever the size you can have a terrarium as big or as small as you like.
You also don't have to be a keen gardener to look after a terrarium as they need little maintenance and you can leave them to flourish in there own space and time with just the small amount of water spritzed on them when needed.

If you have a closed terrarium, don't keep it in direct sunlight as being sealed it can trap too much heat and kill the plants.
Alternatively, if you have an open terrarium keep it in sunlight and away from excess moisture.


YOU WILL NEED?
• Large Glass Jar or Container
• Cacti Compost
• Small Pebbles or Stones
• Collection of Succulents, Ferns, Mosses & Cacti
I bought everything for my Terrarium from Homebase.
(Apart from the Glass Jar)

Now,
HOW TO MAKE A TERRARIUM?

1.
Fill your Glass Jar or Container around Half Way with the Cacti Compost.

2.
Choose which plants you want to include, and where you want to situate them.

3.
Depot and Plant the selected, making deep holes in the compost, not planting them too closed together.
If you need to remove some of the potted soil or roots from the plant, don't worry - do so, they will grow back. However ensure there are enough roots to plant.

4.
Once planted.
Use stones or pebbles to cover the visible compost and arrange your Terrarium as you wish.

5.
Place your open terrarium in direct sunlight away from excess moisture.
Place your closed terrarium out of direct sunslight.

6.
Enjoy your finished Terrarium and watch it flourish!


SEND ME PICTURES!
Please send me pictures of your finished Terrarium's on Facebook, Twitter (@pallettBLOGGER) & Instagram (@charliepallett


Thanks for reading,


Charlie xo




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