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A GUIDE TO PLANTING CACTI

A GUIDE TO PLANTING CACTI
Find a really great salad bowl shaped pot for cacti.
Find a really great salad bowl shaped pot for cacti.
I like to start off small cacti in coffee mugs until their big enough to go in a pot.
I like to start off small cacti in coffee mugs until their big enough to go in a pot.
all you'll need to plant without getting pricked all over your hands is a chopstick and a rolled up piece of newspaper.
all you’ll need to plant without getting pricked all over your hands is a chopstick and a rolled up piece of newspaper.
wrap the newspaper around the cactus.
wrap the newspaper around the cactus.
Then gently losing the soil with a chopstick as you losing the cactus with your hand.
Then gently loosen the soil with a chopstick as you losing the cactus with your hand.
once you cacti are out (one succulent included in the photo) you'll want to fill the pot with dirt.
once you cacti are out (one succulent included in the photo) you’ll want to fill the pot with dirt.
When the pot is full, take your chopstick and begin to determine where you'll put in each plant. Make sure there is a decent about of space for them to grow alongside one another.
When the pot is full, take your chopstick and begin to determine where you’ll put in each plant. Make sure there is a decent amount of space for them to grow alongside one another.
Now, place your first plant in with the paper. Note: the reason I'm wearing gardening gloves is to avoid getting really dirty. A cactus will pierce right through it. You'll still need the paper!
Now, place your first plant in with the paper. Note: the reason I’m wearing gardening gloves is to avoid getting really dirty while I hold my camera and plant at the same time. Multi tasking! A cactus will pierce right through it. You’ll still need the paper!
The chopstick is a cool trick I learned from an old planting terrariums book from 1972. I found it at the library and It really packs the dirt down in tight places. It's a great trick!
The chopstick is a cool trick I learned from an old planting terrariums book from 1972 I found at the library. The chopstick really packs the dirt down in tight places. It’s a great trick!
So, two little guys broke of my big cactus. Heres the thing about that, Cactus will grow very easily. Just but it right back in the dirt. They're very resilient. Also, they only need to be watered about once every 3 weeks.
So, two little guys broke off my big cactus. Heres the thing about that, Cactus will grow very easily. Just put it right back in the dirt. They’re very resilient. Also, they only need to be watered about once every 3 weeks.
Next, I gathered up some pretty rose quartz and other rocks to give the effect of terrain. I also live in a climate where we have succulents growing everywhere, so I added another succulent to the mix.
Next, I gathered up some pretty rose quartz and other rocks to give the effect of terrain. I also live in a climate where we have succulents growing everywhere, so I added another succulent to the mix.
I like to call it the Salad Bowl.
I like to call it the Salad Bowl.

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