Maybe it’s just because I live in New York City (a place notoriously strapped for space), but I am obsessed with the idea of tiny planters. Seashells, thimbles, wine corks, even light bulbs - if it’s tiny, it’s plantable. Throw a tiny succulent in there and you’ve got yourself a miniature garden. The plants are inherently low maintenance; they’ll never grow to unruly proportions, require minimal watering, and can be whipped together in a snap. It’s the perfect starter plant project for a girl with gardening commitment issues.
If you love succulents as much as we do then you only want more of them! Well good news, you can recycle your graze box punnets to multiply your succulent collection like magic using a method called propagating. Happy Earth day!
Carefully remove the lower leaves of your succulent.
Cut the succulent in half at the exposed stem.
Let the ends dry out and callous over (this could take up to a week).
Place leaves top of well-draining succulent soil in your graze punnets and leave on a window sill.
Water very rarely until you see roots or baby leaves growing, then water once a day by spraying.
When the parent leaf starts to dry up, remove it from the babies.
Plant each baby in its own pot.
Check back on your stump - it should have sprouted babies too!
We hear from readers all the time who say they’d love to grow some of their own food, but they don’t have a big yard to work with. Fear not, readers! You can grow some of your own food on a patio, balcony, fire escape or in pots on your rooftop. The trick is to plan well, using the proper plants and tools for the job. Here are a few of my favorite tips for the small-space gardener: [Find out how!]
This past year living in Paris was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I made friends from several different countries, I picked up an internship that helped me discover passions and skills and I didn’t know I had, and learned countless other things about myself as a person along the way. I decided to go ahead and post this map, although I may end up making changes and adding things to it in the future. This is just a small collection of places I might spend a typical day & I hope it can help anyone else out there discover some amazing spots in the beautiful city of light.