Friday, April 01, 2016

DIY: Garden in a Glass

Guest blog by Daisy-Nelly Nji
If you are someone who’s always been interested in gardening but never had the space for it, this DIY project is for you. By building your own terrarium, you too can grow luscious plants in your office or home. The best part is you don’t need very many materials to start your garden and maintaining it is a breeze. Below are some simple instructions on how to get this garden for yourself.

1 Clear Glass or Plastic Container
Potting Soil

Step 1: Place about an inch of pebbles at the bottom of the container

Step 2:  Add a light layer of moss on top of the pebbles (this will help keep the soil from settling into the pebbles)

Step 3: Add about 2-3 inches of potting soil on the top of the moss

Step 4: Remove the Cactus/Succulent from its container and plant it in the soil (depending on how big your container is you can plant and arrange numerous cacti as desired)

Step 5: Place the Succulent in direct sunlight and lightly water the base of the plant every two weeks as you notice that the soil dries out

Tip: Change the size of the container every year or so, in order to accommodate your plants growth. 

About the Author

Daisy-Nelly Nji is a senior journalism student at the University of Maryland. She is a multi-platform journalism major in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. This spring, she is an editorial intern at Washington Gardener Magazine.

This is a monthly guest blog series on DIY projects for the beginning home gardener. Look for the other installments in this DIY blog series by putting "DIY" in the search box here at

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