The world has gone crazy for succulent gardens and I’m now on the train! I’m so excited to share my little garden today!
First a little shout-out to the market where I got these little cuties for $1 each–the newly opened El Cajon Farmer’s Market! My friend has worked tirelessly to get the market up and running and yesterday was its grand opening! It was a little far for Doug and I to drive, considering we have great farmer’s markets closer to where we live, but we went to check it out to support our friend. We arrived with only $6 but it went a long way! Bought the three succulent cuties you’re about to see, a big bunch of carrots, and some red chard that made a really, really delicious salad after we got home. For those in the area, the market will be open every Thursday afternoon/evening.
Now to the garden!
- Planting vessel (passed down from a family member)
- Larger rocks/pebbles (leftover from wedding centerpieces)
- Potting soil (“borrowed” from a planting bed downstairs)
- Succulents ($1 each at the farmer’s market)
- [Total cost: $3!]
Planting it was easy peasy and I got to make a little mess in the kitchen.
- First I put the larger rocks or pebbles into the bottom. My layer was between 1 and 2 inches thick–this allows some space for water drainage–especially important when the pot doesn’t have a hole in the bottom, like mine.
- Then I took the plants out of their plastic planters (tip: squeezing the sides a few times makes it easier to pull them out). I broke up/loosened the root ball a bit and placed them into the vessel.
- I then took the potting soil and filled it into the gaps.
- I watered lightly but didn’t want to pour too much in since the pot has no drainage hole in the bottom. I’ll be checking out other blogs for tips on keeping these suckers (haha) alive as long as I can!
Ta-da! I’m so excited about my new family member!