DIY Terrariums. Easy!

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DIY terrariums

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Making a Do It Yourself terrarium is a stylish and fashionable garden task that is easy. Here is a basic tutorial on making and keeping a terrarium garden in your home!


Glass container with open top

Triggered charcoal chips (in bags in the indoor potting mix department).

Potting Soil.


Sheet moss or decorative stones.

Planting tool (I like a long managed spoon).

Choosing Plants to Fit the Container (Or vice-versa!).

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First, select your plants for the terrarium. The majority of plants can adjust to terrarium living, however keep in mind the plants water needs. Plants that need less moisture such as cacti, sedums and succulents require a really open container, so that the moisture has a chance to escape. Tropical houseplants, or my fav, a variety of mosses love wetness, so the container can have more narrow opening, as they will grow on the humidity. Select little specimens that will fit easily in your container, and don’t overcrowd. You wish to leave a little space between plants.

DIY terrariums.

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Start your Terrarium.

Start constructing your terrarium by including a 1-2 inch layer of charcoal chips on the bottom. Now add your potting soil on top of the chips, loading gently as you go. Fill the container one third full. Load down carefully with your planting tool.

Add Plants.

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Now include your plants on top of the soil. Use your planting tool to add soil around the plant roots and carefully load down up until the roots are covered.

Add Decorative Stones or Moss.

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Include small pieces of sheet moss between the plants, and/or decorative gravel or stones. Water up until you see moisture at the bottom of the container.

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Care of Your Terrarium.

You can water your terrarium with a container with a spout, or you can utilize a mister for moisture caring plants. Make certain to water just as often as required. If you use plants that choose dried conditions, ensure the soil dries out in between watering. Usage scissors to prune plants as necessary. Location in an intense area, however never where the terrarium gets direct sun.

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That’s it! Easy, affordable and you can customize your Do It Yourself terrarium to your own tastes. Try making several various type of terrariums. Here at TGG we are preparing an all succulent terrarium, one with a number of varieties of moss, and a mini garden. Watch for photos as the jobs end up! Have you seen some cool terrariums at stores near you? Share any special concepts with us!


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