It's Succulent Time Again - Deuce Cities Henhouse

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Hello All, and welcome to my yearly succulent post. Now, let me start by telling you that if a meteorite ever hit the earth and took out all the clocks and calendars that ever existed you would need my help so hard! I’d be able to tell you exactly when February 1st is. I’m a living, breathing, amazing (and cool) human calendar. Every year on this date I gather up the kids, head out to the flower store, buy some succulents, take them home, plant them in pots and then sit there and stare at them trying to will spring a long. I’m like one of those baby sea turtles that’s born on a beach and immediately jumps in the ocean, swims out to some kelp, rides some tyte currents for thousands of miles and ends up right in the coastal waters of the mother land. It’s just inside of me, man. Here’s the proof: February 1st 2011, February 1st 2012 All that being said, I thought I’d show you how to plant succulents in case you didn’t know. I think we all probably need our own little succulent haven.   You’ll Need: Rock, Sand + Soil I picked up 4 new succulent plants when I made a stop at the home depot earlier this week. They were having some sort of “get here quick spring sale” and all their tropical plants were marked down. I got these guys for $1.98 a piece! While you’re out picking up your succulents, make sure to stop and pick up some river rock (or pebbles) potting soil and sand. They do make specific potting soil for succulents that offer more drainage and less water absorption, but in case your store doesn’t sell succulent mix, potting soil mixed with sand will do. I’ve also read that you can add vermiculite or perlite to your mix; mixing it a ratio of 1 part soil, 1 part sand, and 1 part vermiculite/perlite. Basically you want a lightweight soil that allows for drainage, I’ve always had good luck with the 60/40 soil and sand combo. Succulents by definition are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions. Also known as, hard to kill because you they don’t need water every day. In fact they prefer to be watered after their soil has been dried out. A good rule of thumb is to water them once every […]