What is a succulent?
Succulents are plants that retain water. They make great indoor plants, but need the sunlight from your window or an artificial light to grow. As a general rule, they do not like cool weather. During the summer months you can bring these plants outside.
This month, we will be growing succulents from seed. Start by choosing your container. This is your chance to get creative. You can use jars, small or large, and make up a terrarium or plant them in cute little mini pots. You can even put a string around your mini jar and make a living necklace. The possibilities are endless.
In your Sal's Garden Box, you will find a seed mixture of colorful succulents. Be careful the seeds are very, very tiny. You will also find a little bit of soil.
Succulents are very picky about their soil. In your Sal's Garden Box, you will find enough soil to make your mini terrarium. If you want to plant in larger containers, make sure to purchase a potting soil made especially for cactus.
After you have chosen your container, it's time to plant. If making a terrarium, fill your container half way up with soil. If using a pot, fill soil to the top.
Next it's time for the seeds. Since the seeds are so tiny, use tweezers to gently pick up each seed. I suggest planting 3 seeds in your tiny container. Larger containers can have more seeds.
It will be crowed in your mini bottle, if all three seeds come up, but usually just one or two will. Depending on your ability to reach into the container, you may choose to thin some of your plants out.
Place your seeds right on top of the dirt. The size of the seed usually dictates how much dirt to place over the seeds. These little tiny miracles of plant growth are almost non existent. You can barely see them, so don't cover them. Just let them be.
Think of nature. When a plant goes to seed, no one is out there burying the seeds. This is one of the most common reasons seeds don't come up. They are buried too deep.
Burying seeds are important to prot