Succulent Planter Box DIY


How awesome is this cross planter box my Dad kindly made me! (inspired by Pinterest. Duh.) Naturally, I asked him to make it with the idea that I was going to fill it with succulents. I had so many smaller plants that i had propagated and needed somewhere to be planted to this was the perfect home for them.
Prior to starting,  I gathered a collection of cuttings by breaking pups from succulents I already had and de-potting already rooted plants. You can ask friends if they can give you some pups from their plants, or often find them in public places. (I am known to slip some in my lunchbox at school…) 

Allow the ends of the new cuttings to dry out for a few days, I usually just lay them on some newspaper until they look dry enough and calloused (this helps them to take root and not rot once you plant them).
Fill your box with potting mix, preferably succulent or cacti, but it doesn't really matter.. it's all dirt.
To plant, poke the cutting stem ends into the soil making sure they are firmly planted. 
Make sure the box has adequate drainage. My succulents have all proved to be pretty tough and thrive in the sunny position I have them in.
Water as soil approaches dryness, about every 7 to 10 days. 
Hope this provides for a bit of gardening inspiration. Leave me a comment, I would love to hear what you think.

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