How do I create an EGG bottle garden? Step-by-step instructions for EGG series
Before creating your first bottle garden, ask yourself: How much soil do I need? Which drainage is best? Are the plants starting to get moldy? How do you create the perfect ecosystem so that it works? We have made countless attempts to achieve the perfect operations. And to make it easier for others, we put together a set that worked best based on our tests. We would like to share this with you in the following guide.
Carefully fill in the lava gravel from bag A as drainage and distribute evenly.
Distribute the activated carbon from bag B evenly over the lava gravel.
Carefully fill in the plant substrate from bag C.
Tip: Please use an underlay, e.g. old newspaper, to prevent soiling.
Compact the plant substrate carefully and evenly 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 previously created sketch for the arrangement helps.
Analogous to steps 4 and 5, two additional holes are required for the mini plant or moss, in which these can be inserted. Then compact the plant substrate evenly from all sides with your fingers.
Carefully place the decoration stone on an open space and press lightly.
Use a soft cloth (e.g. handkerchief) to carefully clean the inside and outside of the glass to remove dirt and dirt. The leaves of the plants can be cleaned of dirt, for example, with a small brush. If necessary, particularly high shoots of the central plant can be cut off with scissors.
Use a measuring cup to measure out 100 ml of low-calcium water (ideally rainwater) and spread it carefully and evenly in the glass. Then close the jar and place it in a bright but not sunny place (ideally a north or east window).
After about 2 to 3 days, the moisture is evenly distributed in the soil. Then open the jar again for about 24 hours until the surface moisture has evaporated. Repeat this process until the glass no longer fogs up during the day. A light mist in the morning is normal and shows that the biotope is working well.