Steps to creating a terrarium garden
One of the awesome wonders of nature is that you can bring nature on the inside, this is where a terrarium garden comes into play. A terrarium is considered to be a mini garden that can survive on the inside, a terrarium is like a fish aquarium the only difference is that plants are used instead of fish. You will also need to choose certain plants for this type of indoor garden along with some other material which we will be looking at.
Materials needed for a terrarium garden
1. You will need a fishbowl it does not matter the shape or size.
2. You will need to choose some plants like ferns, cactus, ivy, or moss.
3. Rocks the size of a marble, river rocks will do just fine.
4. activated charcoal to filter the water and also help to prevent fungi build-up
5. Potting soil.
6. And to give it a much more overall appeal you can add things like a toy animal, a tiny toy house, or some other tiny toy or garden feature that will compliment your terrarium garden.
Now the fun begins
1. Start with about one or two inches of rocks at the bottom of the fishbowl or fish tank.
2. Then on top of the rocks, you will add about one inch of activated charcoal.
3. Next, fill the bowl or fish tank halfway with the potting soil.
4. Then install your plants in the soil, make sure that the plants you choose are nice and small to fit inside the fishbowl and that the fishbowl still has plenty of space. Also, make sure the plants that are chosen have the same water requirements. You would not want to place plants together that have different water requirements, one will suffer at the expense of the other. So make sure if you are using more than one type of plant they are compatible.
5. Last, add your little garden toy
The final word on creating a terrarium garden
Before watering check soil moister. Garden terrariums are a fun activity for kids to construct and enjoy, so ready get set let’s go. Good luck with your garden terrarium.
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