Wie erstelle ich einen CORK-Flaschengarten? Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung für CORK-Serie

How do I create a CORK bottle garden? Step-by-step instructions for CORK series

Wie erstelle ich einen CORK-Flaschengarten? Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung für CORK-Serie

Before creating your first bottle garden, ask yourself: How much soil do I need? Which drainage is best? Are the plants starting to go moldy? How do you create the perfect ecosystem so that it works?

We have made countless attempts to achieve perfect service. And to make it easier for others, we've put together a set that, based on our tests, worked best. We would like to share this with you in the following guide.


Carefully pour in the lava gravel from bag A as drainage and distribute it evenly.

Tip: Hold the glass vessel at a slight angle and let the gravel slide down the side wall to avoid the risk of breakage.




Distribute the activated charcoal from bag B evenly over the lava gravel to prevent mold.



Carefully fill in the plant substrate from bag C.

Tip: Please provide a document e.g. use old newspaper to prevent contamination.



Carefully and evenly compact the plant substrate by hand and then use your fingers to dig 3 small plant holes (for 2 small plants and moss) on the edge of the glass, which are deep down to the lava gravel.

Tip: A sketch prepared beforehand for the arrangement helps.



Take the plants out of the flower pot by pressing them sideways and standing upside down and place them in the holes. Press carefully but firmly on all sides.

Tip: Put the tallest plant in the middle as last as possible so that there is plenty of space in the glass for your hands.



After the smaller plant and the moss have been planted on the outer walls, a hole is now dug in the middle and the tallest plant is placed there. Then compress the plant substrate on the edge of the glass with your fingers.



Carefully place the decorative stone in an open area and
Lightly press.
Tip: For an even distribution in the jar, the mini plant, moss and decorative stone should form a triangle around the middle plant.



Carefully clean the inside and outside of the glass from earth and dirt with a soft cloth. The leaves of the plants can e.g. dirt can be removed with a small brush. Possibly. particularly high shoots of the middle plant can be cut off with scissors.



Use a measuring cup to measure 100 ml of water with little lime (ideally rainwater) and distribute it carefully and evenly in the glass. Then close the jar and place it in a bright but not sunny place (ideally north or east window).



After about 2 to 3 days, the moisture is evenly distributed in the soil. Then open the jar again for approx. 24 hours until the superficial moisture has evaporated. Repeat this process until the glass no longer steams up during the day. A slight misting in the morning is normal and shows that the biotope is working well.


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