How to Create and Cultivate a Mini Indoor Garden in 4 Easy Steps

Terrariums are a great solution for anyone who wants to garden, but has limited space. These mini indoor gardens provide a decorative feature for home or office. Because they are small, they are relatively easy and cost-efficient to make and maintain. And you can make your own in just a few simple steps.

1. Gather Materials

Choose what container you will use to plant your mini garden such as a glass bowl.  You’ll need charcoal or small stones for drainage and of course, potting soil.  Select the plants you would like to grow in your terrarium. It’s a good idea to choose plants that stay small and don’t require much trimming. 

2. Lay an Even Layer of Potting Soil in Your Container

It’s smart to figure out where you would like your plants and accessories to be sooner rather than later, so that you can dig holes to make room for roots and your accompaniments.

3. Start Assembling Your Garden

Add a layer of small rocks or charcoal for drainage first.  Then add potting soil and then you can place your plants. Make sure to water the plants once you’ve placed them in and covered them with soil. Add any small accessories you want. 

4. Caring for the Garden

Now that your terrarium is finished, you will want to make sure it stays healthy. Once your mini garden has been planted, you want to make sure it is exposed to plenty of sunshine so that the plants are kept healthy. Water the garden when the soil feels dry, and trim the plants as needed. 

Terrariums, or mini gardens, are a lovely addition to any space and is a great solution for anyone who has limited space but still wants to add a bit of nature. You can find all the supplies you need to build a vibrant terrarium for your space at Lurvey Home & Garden Center. A beautiful mini garden is a great idea for your next project, and Lurvey can help. 

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