How to Make a Succulent Dish Garden
- Clean your container.
- Put a thin layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot.
- Fill the container with the growing medium and lightly tamp it. Fill it to 1/4 inch from the top of the pot.
- Remove plants from the pots they come in. …
- Decide how you will view your succulent dish garden.
Secondly, can you plant succulents in dishes?
Succulent plants store water in their fleshy leaves, which enables them to survive in dry conditions. … Nearly any shallow dish works well, including bowls and clay planter drip trays. The dish doesn’t contain drainage holes so planting preparation is necessary to ensure the succulents thrive in the dish.
In this way, what do I feed my succulent plants?
A light feeding of manure tea, diluted fish emulsion, or a balanced fertilizer (15-15-15) help succulents grow lush and lovely. Be sure to dilute concentrated liquid fertilizers. Not doing so risks damaging roots. For container-grown succulents, use one Moo Poo tea bag per three gallons of water, steeped overnight.
What depth of soil do succulents need?
Some sources recommend preparing the soil three inches (8 cm.) deep, but others say at least six inches to eight inches (15-20 cm.) down is necessary. The deeper, the better when adding the outdoor succulent soil to your bed.
Follow these steps to plant your dish garden.
- Begin to permanently plant your dish garden. …
- Build a small mound in the dish for each plant and spread its roots over the mound. …
- Following your sketch or photo, plant the remaining plants in this same way.
- Finish filling the container with soil.
The best way to water succulents is with the “soak and dry” method. Soak the soil completely then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. And make sure the succulents are in a well draining soil in a pot with a drainage hole (more on that in a minute).