Add Some Charm to Your Home with a Mason Jar Planter
Want to add some charm to your home, but you’re not quite sure how? Maybe you just want something fun to do with all those mason jars you’ve been hoarding? Growing plants in mason jars can be a great way to get started with gardening without having to worry about the soil or seasons. This article shows you how to create your own mason jar planter, as well as some care instructions for keeping your plants alive and healthy year-round.
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A mason jar planter is a great way to add some charm to your home. They’re easy to make and can be used for a variety of plants. Plus, they’re a great way to upcycle old jars that you might otherwise throw away. To get started, grab an empty or washed out mason jar and plant your favorite flower in it. There are many different flowers to choose from such as violas, pansies, daffodils, primroses, tulips and more! You can even mix and match different colors in one pot!
Choose the right lid
If you’re using a regular mouth jar, look for a lid that has a hole in the center. This will allow water to drain out, and prevent your plant from becoming waterlogged. If you’re using a wide mouth jar, look for a lid with ventilation holes. These will allow air to circulate and prevent your plant from becoming too humid. When it comes to decorations, mason jars are open to interpretation. Go ahead and get creative! I painted my metal mason jar black with spray paint and added handles so I could carry it around like a planter or terrarium.
Consider the size of your plant
When you’re picking out a mason jar planter, you’ll want to consider the size of your plant. A small plant will need a small jar, and a large plant will need a large jar. You don’t want your plant to be too cramped in its new home, so pick accordingly! 1) Make sure that the circumference of the pot is at least 2 inches wider than your plant’s diameter. 2) Look for holes on top – make sure they are smaller than 1/4 inch in diameter or else bugs might find their way into your planter. 3) Check to see if there are any drainage holes on the bottom – these will help prevent root rot by allowing excess water to flow out of the pot.
What type of soil is best?
When it comes to planting in a mason jar, you’ll want to use a light, well-draining soil. A mix of potting soil and perlite or sand works well. You’ll also want to make sure your jar has drainage holes drilled in the bottom before adding any soil. A straw bale filled with gravel makes an excellent planter for plants that need more water such as strawberries. For plants that don’t need as much water, like succulents, poke some holes in the lid of the jar to allow moisture to escape while still preventing rain from getting inside.
Start Seeds or Transplant?
If you’re starting from scratch with your mason jar planter, you’ll need to decide whether to start your plants from seeds or transplant seedlings. If you’re short on time, transplanting is the way to go. But if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, starting from seeds is the way to go. It’s cheaper than buying small plants and can be a great opportunity to get kids involved in gardening too! To prepare your seeds, fill each jar about 1/2 full of potting soil. Sprinkle seeds onto the soil and cover them lightly with another 1/2 inch of soil. Keep it moist by misting it once every few days and wait patiently until they sprout!