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