|In National Geographic|
The closed nature of a terrarium creates an environment easy to control, allowing the simulation of environments from desert to rain forest.
In general it is made in a clear naked container, but can also be constructed in wood, for example.
The top can be open or closed depending on the environment we want o recreate. When open it's protected with a net to prevent the "escape" and the entrance of living beings.
How does it works?
The plant resets the oxygen, the light is a source of energy, the water comes from moisture in the soil. As the dead leaves fall and decompose providing food for the soil.
We can build a Terrarium, that's today proposal.
What we need:
- transparent glass container, with a wide opening,
- small stones,
- activated charcoal, you can buy it in a pet shop,
- potting soil,
- small sponge,
- a net with a fine mesh
- moss and/or plants.
- Chose what plant you want to use, they must be small and slow growth;
- Place the small stones in the container -terrarium;
- Spread a small amount of activated charcoal on the top of stones;
- Take a piece of canvas and make a small cut in the middle
- Cover the charcoal with the canvas;
- Place a sponge (with 3cm wide) in the canvas cut, this will take the moisture to the plants;
- Cover the all hing with soil;
- Place the plants. Just like you will do it in the garden;
- Spray your plants with water;
- You can add o your garden some action figures;
- Close the Terrarium with the net;
- Wait to see if it works.
Can you make it work?