My car came to a screeching halt when I saw a local antique shop was going out of business, and had 60% off everything. Of course when I got there, a lot of things were gone but I found a couple of treasures.
These little reproduction cans of fruit, coffee, and vegetables, were perfect for planting the flats of succulents I had bought this fall. I have also been dividing my hens and chicks this summer, and wanted to plant some of those.
I found a bag of potting soil for cactus, and gathered up what I needed, including a nail and hammer for drainage holes.
You don’t have to use a special potting soil for the succulents. Regular potting soil will work fine. They do require a well drained container, and should be allowed to dry out between watering. I often add small rocks or pea gravel to the bottom of my containers.
I punched a few holes in each can for better drainage and filled with the cactus soil. When planting I made a few holes with my finger and place the roots into the hole, covered and watered.
Succulents like full sun, but will take partial shade. Allow them to drain between watering. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance and make great inside or outdoor plants. I think I will let mine overwinter in a sunny window.
See more great succulent ideas on my pinterest board. www.pinterest.com/pinners/KarenCreel/sensational-succulents