Rustic succulents look so at home in these upcycled toolboxes! Nestinstyle.com has some great tips for planting succulents in re-used containers:
- Rinse the inside of the container to remove as much dirt and rust as possible. Let dry overnight. Take extra precautions when planting edibles in rusty metal containers.
- Drill enough holes to ensure proper drainage then cover with fiberglass mesh tape to keep soil from seeping out when you water. Personally, I’d drill two rows of three holes in the small toolbox and two rows of four in the large toolbox.
- Use potting soil that is made for succulents and cactus. Regular potting soil will retain too much water.
- Restrain yourself from overwatering succulents. Use that leftover sushi chopstick to test the soil like you’re baking a cake. If it comes out dry, then it’s time to water.
- Generally speaking, succulents don’t need more than 3 to 4 hours of direct sun a day.
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