Pt 1: Terrarium Gardens: Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

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Part 1 - Learn how to create a terrarium container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice.

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Hi! My name is Scott Reil and on behalf of Expert Village, I would like to talk to you about container gardening. Terrariums can be a great way to help bring the outdoors in and it can also be a great way to grow plants that might not do quite as well in your situation. For instance if you live in a dry desert environment and you want to try and grow ferns, a cloche conservatory terrarium like this one might be the way to get you over that hurdle. Well let’s think of first about a couple of things about what we’re going to do when we are growing in a terrarium. First of all we are containing all the soil, water and moisture into an area that perhaps might be better served not to have all these contained in it. So it’s a good idea to take a look at what we are going to put in there. In this case for my sub straight, I am using a lot of pebbles. This is going to create a kind of a humidity barrier that is going to allow the air to move down in there. It’s going to whip moisture up on the side of the rocks and will help evaporate and keep a lot more moisture in the atmosphere rather down on the bottom where it could rust out the bottom of the terrarium. Another thing I want to think about is the plants that I am going to put in here. It is going to be a more humid environment and it would certainly be a hotter environment especially if we put it in a full sun. So we want to kind of find a shaded area like this to put it in. Another thing to consider is the plants that you are going to put into that. The plants that you choose to put in your terrarium should be plants suited to kind of a hot house environment. I think ferns lend themselves really well to this and mosses are another great way to get sort of a wild feel and even a small close space like a terrarium. Once we get our plants selected and put together, it is time to start thinking about planting our terrarium.

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