When I started tending to plants, it wasn’t my intention to become so obsessed with cacti and succulents.
I actually just wanted fresh herbs for my biweekly homemade cooking, however the process of growing them was more fun than I expected.
It’s actually nice to have fresh rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, and tarragon to use at a moment’s notice. Even if you can find a local health food store that sells organic spices in bulk, you never assume their exact age or how long they have been inside their containers. My interest evolved when I found a cool looking cactus at the clearance area in the hardware store’s grass and garden department. I took it lake house and went on the internet to learn regular cactus and succulent care. My intention was to simply find water directions, however instead I went down a rabbit hole of custom soil mixes and special clay pots and planters. That community is immense and there are ample forums on the internet to learn tips and advice. One thing that I’m cheerful I l received was keeping most cacti in the lake house while in Winter freezes. Although some cacti will go dormant and survive drastic cold hot and cold temperatures, others will die the hour they’re frozen on the inside. It’s not imperative to keep them in a room that is getting constant heat from the gas furnace, however they just need to be kept above 32 degrees ideally. If I hadn’t l received this tip about cactus care, I absolutely would have lost my plant this last Winter when the hot and cold temperatures started to actually drop. I’m thinking about getting more cacti in the future if this 1 survives and doubles in size.