If you are considering bringing a little greenery on your home or work – then now is the time to know the tips and tricks of dish gardening. Even if you don’t have garden outdoors – you can always have indoor gardens. Dish gardens have been popular for years and this can be great gifts for homes and offices. Dish garden is very simple to put together and are great projects to do with your little ones, especially when you want to introduce them to gardening.
To give you a little bit of a background about dish garden, it is a collection of compatible plants growing and changing together over time in a small container or pot. Using the basic principles of design, you can create in miniature; it is the feeling of sumptuous full scale landscape. The very first thing you have to do is to select the location where the dish garden will grow and then select the plants suited in the location you choose. Careful location and plant selection is the key to have a successful dish gardening.
What makes a dish garden?
• Drainage materials
• Soil mix
• Decorations and trims
The tools and material you need beforehand:
• Horticultural charcoal
Dish Gardening How-To:
• Put less than an inch of gravel (for drainage around roots) and charcoal (to keep small amount of standing moisture fresh) over the bottom of the container.
• Un-pot your plants and position them as desired, you have to keep in mind that you are trying to create a miniature landscape. Surround the root-balls with soil, leaving a thinner layer over the non-planted gravel areas.
• Add decorative items such as shells, stones, figurines, and other collected objects and then tuck these in with a top dressing of moss or sand so that there won’t be a bare soil showing.
• Moisten your dish garden with a watering can or in the sink. Let it soak for a few minutes, then carefully tip out the excess water while holding the arrangement in place with your other hand. You have to repeat this procedure once a week or when the soil feels dry. Make sure your garden never sits in excess water.
• Given the light but you have to be sure that it is an indirect sunlight. Most house plants will thrive for months or even years in the container. But replace the overgrown or sickly plants as needed.
May this tip help you achieve the dish garden you’ve been dreaming off! Have that passion in dish gardening? Share your insights!