You don’t need an outdoor yard or balcony to grow lots of plants. Small house plants can be planted together to make a glass jar garden. This can make for an eye-catching display that needs very little watering or care.
To make one of these cuties you need;
- Small Clay Pallets
- Large Clear Jar
- Small Charcoal pieces (or small pebbles/river rocks)
- Fine compost
- Long handled Spoon
- Small plants that love humidity
- Add expandable clay pallets for drainage to the inside of a glass jar garden. You can use a recycled glass, just make sure it has been cleaned sufficiently to avoid any fungus to grow,
- Add a thin layer of charcoal over the pallets to help reduce the composting clay smell and keep the habitat fresh,
- Fill a quarter of the glass jar garden with fine compost. Why not make your own compost!
- Push down the compost with your fingers or a spoon to firm up the soil,
- Make small planting holes in the compost and lower the plants into position then push the compost around the root balls of the plant with the spoon,
- When you have finished planting drop in some more clay pallets to fill any holes,
- Pour water gently into the glass jar garden until the compost is thoroughly wet,
Tip: If you leave the jar open you will need to water the compost regularly but if you close the lid the humidity inside the jar should self-water the plants. If you are choosing to place a lid on the jar garden, it is important to choose plants that thrive in a high humidity environment and enjoy natural/indirect indoor light. If you use to leave the lid off, there is more a vaierty of plants that will be suitable for the glass jar garden.
With a little love and care you should have plenty of years with your new glass jar garden. Enjoy the beauty!