Kaia and I came across this article about a man who started a terrarium in 1960. Â He stopped watering it in 1973 and it has lived, sealed up, since then. Â The plants, soil, and water have created a sustainable system. Kaia was intrigued by this idea and wanted to try to start her own. Â Here’s what we did:
We found this jar at Target. Â It’s probably about 2 or 2 1/2 gallons. Â The top has a rubber seal to help keep the moisture in (and other stuff out).
Then it was time for the plants. Â Kaia chose a creeping fig, blue star creeper, and two little ferns. Â She picked off any dead material and spaced the plants out Â in the jar. Â The largest plant went in first.
Once the plants were tucked in, we filled in any gaps with more soil.
And admire your work!