So this late winter/spring I started gathering the supplies.
Here is what I got:
-Carbon (I got mine in the fish supply aisle at Wal-mart)
- Low light plants (I bought way more than would fit in my jar)
-The biggest apothecary jar that I could find. (I got mind at Michaels with a coupon)
Here is what I did:
I put the carbon in a strainer with some small holes and rinsed it out in the sink. It will start to run clean after a few seconds. I set that aside for a minute to fully drain.
I placed a layer of rocks in the bottom of the jar, I used regular drainage rocks that I had from a different project but I think that smaller river rocks would really look great.
On top of the rocks goes a layer of the rinsed carbon. The carbon helps keep the water from becoming yucky and stagnate.
Then I layered the dirt. I actually put too much in so I had to scoop some out, which kinda made the sides of my jar messy. So try and add a little at a time.
Next came my plants. I intended to have three different plants of varying heights and textures...but apparently my jar wasn't as big as I thought. I could only fit one of the plants that I bought. A mini fern, it is cute but I wish that I could have fit more. Alas what is a girl to do?!
Then I added some rocks. I wanted to add some cool moss, but I honestly have no idea where to get that in my neck of the woods. So I am going to have to work on that.
So then I basically just added water, maybe a cup and a half. As I was adding the water I let it stream down the side to try and get the rouge dirt off the sides, that worked pretty good but not perfect. That is okay thought I can live with not quite perfect!
I am sure that I must have made a terrarium in school but I don't remember it, so I guess it doesn't count. YAY! I made my first terrarium!
I am enjoying it a lot, I just wish I had some moss. Sigh! I think that this plant has a fighting chance of me not killing it...as it is going to water itself. Bonus
Now I keep thinking about all of the other containers that I could turn into a terrarium.
How about you, have you been busy with any "gardening" lately? Made a terrarium lately? Tell me all about it!