For some people, the mountains speak to them.
Others are at home by the water.
Me, I love the desert.
So I decided to bring a little desert in to my home with a DIY terrarium.
A terrarium is really just a mini green house. The environment inside the container is supposed to be the ideal growing conditions for many plants.
It needs very little watering because the closed environment and plant circulates the water.
With the exception of the jar (Target) and the charcoal (local gardening store) I found everything you see here at Home Depot.
Here’s how to put together a terrarium…
Tip #1. Rinse your rocks before you put them in the jar. Sometimes they will have a chemical on them that could negatively affect your plants.
Tip #2. Don’t skip the charcoal step. It will help keep your soil fresh.
Tip #4. Condensation forming on the inside of the jar means there’s too much moisture in the jar. Take the lid off for about 15 minutes at a time to air out.
Spring came and teased us with some really warm temps over the last few weeks.
Then winter had to come back for one last hoorah.
No matter, I have my lovely desert to bring me comfort.
I also made another terrarium with basil, mint and parsley which you see next to my desert cactus. Fresh herbs whenever I need them.
(I followed the same exact process for the herb garden terrarium).
I have the lid on my jar here but after doing a little research I learned that desert plants are not the most ideal for a closed terrarium because they thrive in arid conditions so I’m now keeping the lid off.
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