Beginner Plant Parent Tips & Essentials



Thank you for tuning in! These are some of the tips and gadgets I’ve picked up during my short time as a plant parent. I hope this helps you out in your plant parent journey!

⏱ Timestamps
00:00​ Introduction
1:02 Plant Activity Cataloging & Tracking
3:01 Watering & Moisture
9:15 Potting, How to Cut a Drainage Hole
12:50 Plant Handling & Maintenance

Mentions
‣ Vera app by Bloomscape https://bloomscape.com/vera/
‣ narrow spout watering can (alternative): https://bloemliving.com/products/watering-cans/aqua-rite/
‣ Bloem Easy Pour watering can: https://bloemliving.com/products/watering-cans/easy-pour/
‣ Mister options: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=continuous+mist+spray+bottle
‣ XLUX Moisture Meter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014MJ8J2U
‣ 1/2″ Hole Saw Drill Bit: https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Marble-Granite-Fiberglass-Ceramic/dp/B00O1SAY58/
‣ Mesh Tape: https://www.homedepot.com/p/FiFlexMesh-2-in-x-500-ft-Fiberglass-Mesh-Tape-2-Pack-FM-25002/306531336
‣ Gloves: https://www.homedepot.com/p/West-Chester-Latex-Coated-String-Knit-Large-Multi-Purpose-Gloves-HD30503-LSPPS48/202299436
‣ Tongs: any will do!
‣ Soils (please do your own research!): Miracle-Gro “Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix” mixed with “Perlite” (for succulents), “Moisture Control Potting Mix” (for herbs, other plants), “Orchid Potting Mix Coarse Blend” (for bromeliads)
‣ Potting mat options: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=potting+mat
‣ Mintcraft plant dolly: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FYAKPY/
‣ Shears/Pruners: https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/pruning-shears/pruner-391091-1008

Music
by Lukrembo (Track–”Marshmallow”)
Sound from Zapsplat.com

Equipment
‣ Sony A6400
‣ RØDE VideoMicro

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Hey! Thanks for tuning in 🙂 My name is Elaine, aka “miss methodical”, and I’m interested in all things sustainability, science, technology, travel, fitness, nutrition, home, beauty, and fashion to improve the quality of life through healthy, zero-waste, & efficient practices. I try to apply a principles-based approach (instead of a rules-based one) with everything that I do. I’d like to create a community through this channel to exchange ideas on the topics we share passions in. Please join in so we can all learn together!

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