DIY Eggshell Succulent Garden
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The long weekend is the perfect time to tackle a bit of DIY, so this Easter I’m bringing you a plant-loving project with this easy Eggshell Succulent Garden – great for beginners!
The Easter weekend is a perfect opportunity to take a scroll around the neighbourhood in search for succulent cuttings to make this Easter-themed Eggshell Succulent Garden.
This project shouldn’t cost you anything because we are recycling eggshells and the carton, as well as gathering succulent cuttings, soil and moss from the backyard!
Succulents are particularly hardy plants, you stick a cutting in some soil and it is likely to grow.
Which is why, when I’m out and about on one of my foraging expeditions, I always love to gather a few succulent cuttings.
All these succulent cuttings were kindly donated from the neighbourhood or my own personal succulent collection.
If you do go on a hunt for some succulent cuttings, please ask first – no pinching, please!
Most of the time, people are happy for you to take a cutting or two from an outdoor succulent plant as they are fast-growing.
Try to look for plants that are well-established – it will surprise you how many you find when you’re looking!
I love using eggshells for seedlings and cuttings because they are biodegradable.
Meaning you can plant the eggshells straight into the ground when the root system is well-established.
To do this, gently crush the eggshell and remove a few shards around the bottom area. Then, simply take the entire eggshell and stick it straight into ground or a larger pot.
The plant will continue to grow around the shell and over time, the eggshell will break down and give further nourishment for the soil.
An ingenious way of transplanting your new succulent babies without damaging their wee roots.
Instructions to make Eggshell Succulent Garden
The materials you will need to make this DIY eggshell succulent garden are:
- One egg carton
- Half a dozen eggshells, halved and cleaned
- A dozen succulent cuttings
- Paint brush
- Potting Mix
“The long weekend is the perfect time to tackle a bit of DIY”
1. Begin by painting your egg carton – keeping with the Easter theme, I went for a pastel, mint shade.
2. While you are waiting for the paint to dry, start by filling each eggshell with potting mix.
3. Then, take some moss and place directly on top of the soil.
4. Next, trim off any dead leaves and cut back the stems to the right length.
5. Pierce a small hole into the middle of the moss using your scissors and place the succulent inside.
6. Repeat until you have filled all your eggshells.
“I love using eggshells for seedlings and cuttings because they are biodegradable.”
Finish off by giving your succulents a gentle misting – they won’t need too much water as the moss will help to keep the soil moist.
Place your eggshell succulents on a window sill or some other sunny area – if the cuttings are from outside succulents, they are going to like a lot of sun!
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