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Setting Plants Inside a Miniature Terrarium Made from a Glass Christmas Ball
Firming soil around the roots of a thyme planted in a glass Christmas ball terrarium.

Bent nose tweezers or a wooden dowel are used to press soil around the base of a rooted cutting set into a terrarium made from a glass Christmas ball.

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To plant your plants or cuttings inside the glass Christmas ball terrarium, use a pair of bent nose tweezers, the handle of a paint brush, a large straw or a skewer or dowel, to press the roots,(or leaves or stem in the case of cuttings) down gently into the soil in the bottom of the terrarium. Drop extra soil down onto the roots through a flexible straw if you need more soil to cover the roots. Use as little soil as possible in order to keep the weight of the terrarium down to a minimum.

When the plant is firmly planted, and you can shake the ball gently without the plant flying free, it is planted firmly enough.

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