At the end of 2020, I would like to do my first 12 Days series.
I would like to do something different this time. I want to share some Succulent Garden Tips in these 12 days. I’m just starting my blog and I realize I don’t talk about “her’ much on Joysucculent.
So, for the next 12 days, I’m going to be sharing some planting succulent garden tips to help you grow your succulent garden and how can you gain profit from planting, especially for in-house mom.
Day 5: 4 Big Mistakes You might Be Doing
Day 6: 5 Ways Any Succulent Parent Can Make Money on Planting Succulent
Day 7: Where Can You Get Ideas For Your Succulent Garden Design
Day 8: 4 Tools To Help You Grow Your Succulent Garden
Day 9: What Is The Best Time For Growing Your Succulent
Day 10: 3 Ways to Make Your Succulent Garden Easier to Manage
Day 11: 5 Top Succulent Myths That Everyone Believes
For our last day of the 12 Days series, I want to talk about how to thrive your succulent garden in 2021.
Today I am going to talk about gardening mistakes you might be doing right this time.
You may be planting succulent for a while or it is the new succulent parent that is planning to create your garden.
Understanding the needs of your succulent is important. There are a few things you need to know first about succulent.
Succulent is different from other plants, they can live without water for a few weeks.
Succulent needs well-draining soil and enough sunlight.
Succulent is not like other plants so don’t treat them like that.
Okay, now that we got that out of the way, what are the big mistakes you might be made to hurt your succulent? Let’s look at four big mistakes growing succulent in the garden today.
You’re Overwatering Your Succulent
Most of the succulent newbies will pay too much attention to their plants. Me too. At first, I spent half an hour every day on my succulents.
Succulent doesn’t need too much love. But we give them too much because we think they were dry and needed water. So most of the time we’ll water them day by day till the root rot.
Just water them 7-14 days during summer and once a month when the weather is cold.
One more thing you need to be concerned about is avoiding watering the leaves. Their leaves do not absorb water, it’ll cause the stem to rot. Just water the lower part of the leaves when you water your plant.
Crowding Too Much In A Small Space
A beautiful arrangement from the social media platforms is amazing and it may be your dream garden too. Yeah, that is my dream too, but overcrowding will lead to the plant being killed.
Crowding too much succulent will be a problem with getting nutrients to grow well. Too many succulents will cause pest infestations and even mold problems.
Succulent plants planted in a crowded space can easily destroy your collection.
Good planting space of succulents is about 1/2 inch to 1 inch (13 mm to 25 mm). Try this when you grow succulent plants.
Planting Other Kinds of Plants
Combining different plants will make your garden look very beautiful. However, the requirements for growing succulents are different from those of other plants. For example, basil needs watering every 6 hours.
Do you think that the succulents can survive in this condition? Of course, your succulent plants can not thrive and kill their prey in a few days when the soil is too wet.
If you like planting other kinds of plants, you can put your succulent plants in the container.
With containers, you can grow soft succulents that are not resistant to low temperatures. If you plant it in the container, you are easy to manage it during winter.
Use The Wrong Soil
This is a common mistake when planting succulent plants. I talked a lot about this topic in the last few days.
Keep in mind that you need to amend the soil before you start planting your succulents.
Dig a hole a foot deep and a foot wide. Fill the hole with water and let it drain completely. Fill the hole again and measure the depth of the water. In the first half-hour, measure the depth every 5 minutes.
If the water takes more than one hour to completely disappear, it means you need to amend the soil with more coarse sand, pumice, and perlite, or get some medium-sized pebbles is a good idea for amendments.
How much you need to amend depends on how long the water completely disappears. If the soil takes long hours to disappear, you can add more sand and medium-size pebbles for the amendments.
There ya go!
Day 5 of 12 Days of caring tips to grow your succulent garden! Be on the lookout tomorrow for day 6!
If you’re making these mistakes while planting your succulent garden, you can change them today. Let me know in the comments what you’re going to do to change when you plant your succulents.
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