At the end of this 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 2: What You Need to Know About Soil
Day 3: An Easy Way To Find A Good Location For Your Garden
Day 4: 3 Simple Steps To Creat A Beautiful Succulent Garden
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 want to talk about soil.
There are few types of planting soil in the market, but for succulent, we need well-draining soil.
Succulent parents all over told you to use succulent and cactus soil for planting succulent. Yeah, they’re right.
BUT not all the succulent and cactus soil are great for your garden.
Different places require different soil. If your living area is humid, you need to do some administrative management for the soil, so that the soil can dry quickly.
How the soil works?
Soil plays a role by supplying nutrients to our plants. It helps to control soil temperature and plant growth.
There are two types of components in the soil. Soil contains organic matter, which means something that once lived.
There are several kinds of soil containing organic matter here.
The second component of soil is minerals. The mineral substances are natural and inorganic. Here, I would like to share with you some soil containing minerals:
The ratio of organic matter to mineral matter is very important for supporting plant growth and preventing decay.
40% -80% of mineral material in your garden is a perfect choice, but the value depends on the environmental conditions and the varieties planted.
What kind of soil is the best for succulent plants?
Succulents planted in the ground need different soil requirements. They are not as strict as the container.
For container planting, you can use 30% organic component and 70% soil containing minerals.
If your living environment is dry, you can increase the organic composition to 40%, but don’t add too much. It’ll make the water dry slowly.
Potting soil is a way for the roots of plants to absorb water and water from their surroundings. This means that this type of soil will slowly dry out.
For container planting, I suggest that you can use potting soil, but it needs to be modified with other soil to ensure that succulents drain quickly. Try adding some perlite or pumice, so that the soil is more breathable and loose.
But for landscape succulents, the sunlight and airflow will help you to dry out the water, so the perfect draining soil can get away.
Test Your Soil
Before modifying the soil, it needs to be tested. From the test, you’ll know infiltration of the soil.
Just take an empty coffee can with the bottom removed and put it into the soil until just 3 inches remain above the surface.
Add some water and mark the height of it. Observe how long it takes water to be absorbed by the soil.
Repeat this several times until the rate of absorption slows and your time becomes consistent. If the soil conditions are compacted soil, the absorption rate is slower than 1/2 to 1 inch per hour.
If you find the water dry out slowly, I suggest mixing 3 inches of sand and other gritty material to increase the texture and drainage.
Use pebbles or small stones as the top layer. This will help prevent weeds and conservation while allowing the evaporation of excess water.
There ya go!
Day 2 of 12 Days of caring tips to grow your succulent garden! Be on the lookout tomorrow for day 3!
Now it’s your turn to have you mix your succulent soil? Tell me in the comments.
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