Precious micro garden…call it what you will Just be sure to call it cute!
On Monday I potted my first succulent garden. I’m not sure what took me so long. Maybe I thought it would be harder than it actually was. Maybe I never had the right pot or enough succulents. I don’t know but whatever the case, the circumstances were perfect on Labor Day so I gave it a shot.
Here are a few pointer in case you’re interested in arranging one of these beauties for your own home:
1. Make sure you have the right setting for your succulents to thrive. They need a lot of light. Succulents get leggy and start looking unattractive if they don’t have preferably 6 but at least 4 hours of bright sun light.
2. Be sure you use a well draining soil and have a drainage hole in the bottom of your container. Like most plants, succulents hate sitting in water. You could even use cactus soil in you have some handy, if not no worries.
3. If you have a moisture meter, measure the moisture level of your soil before watering. I actually do this for all of my plants. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest getting one! They are incredibly cheap. I got my meter on amazon for $8.
4. Check all of your plants really well before potting them especially if you purchased them from a big box store. Sometimes buying plants from a box store can be like getting a puppy from a puppy mill. They are cute but upon closer inspection they may be sickly or have kennel cough aka spider mites or other hidden “treasures”.
That’s all for now friends. I hope you enjoyed the tips and pics as much as I enjoyed sharing them with toy you. Let’s be friends on social media! You can find me @TheAwkwardDomestic where I share all things cats, crafts and a whole lotta plants! As always, thanks for stopping by! 💚