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How to make a planted wall using cuttings of succulents contributed by you, your friends and neighbors. This is primarily meant as a group activity. S...
Decide where to put your succulent quilt. It will need lots of sun and a way to be watered. I use a drip system and let the excess water drip down ont...
Now that you have chosen a location, you need to choose your size. I recommend 2' by 2' panels. You can add the panels together to cover a larger su...
Tools needed are many sharp pairs of scissors and one pair of end nip pliers to cut off the ends of the zip ties. Sharp knives to puncture holes. Al...
Lay down a layer of cardboard or coconut mat to protect the surface of your table.First, lay down the black landscape cloth. It should be 3" larger t...
Next lay down a piece of felt directly on top of the landscape fabric.
Place the coco mat on top of the felt layer. Position it so the felt overhangs evenly on all sides.Some info on coco mats:COCOTEK� GROW MAT" manufact...
Next, place a pile of dried sphagnum moss on top of the coco mat.Break up any large chunks.
Pour out seed starter on top of the sphagnum moss. I estimate that I put about 8 cups of seed starter on my 2' square panel. Mix the moss and soil t...
Place the second piece of felt on top of the moss + soil.Pat it down a bit.
Place the plastic trellis on top of the felt. Line it up with the edges of the coco mat.
Wrap the edges of the landscape fabric and felt around the edges of the trellis. Poke holes through the fabric - but between holes of the plastic tre...
Drip systems can be a whole other instructable, so I will keep it brief. The panels need to be kept moist while the cuttings are rooting. Once the p...
After each panel is installed, thoroughly soak the panel with the hose. This is very important because if the panel is dry, the felt will not wick th...
I built 4 panels for Machine Project in Los Angeles. I brought along a bunch of succulents to be sure we had enough for our large construction. I vi...
I have all but one of the panels assembled ahead of time. I demonstrate how the quilt is put together by assembling the final panel together with the ...
I take each panel and with a helper, hold it upright over the table. Cuttings will fall out and that's ok. Just cut the holes a little larger and st...
Now it's time to put your panel outside! I used wood screws and large fender washers. Don't screw into the plastic trellis because it can crack after...
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