This is my workout routine,
Here we go.
My name’s Riley Gallagher.
Also @worship_riley on the gram,
and today we’re gonna learn all things green thumb.
I have been working with plants
for a good part of my life about 10 years.
And I now work for a florist, Boxcutter Farm
that I’ve been working for almost two years now.
Today I’m gonna be teaching you three different things.
We’re going to start some seeds from scratch.
Then we’re going to learn how to propagate a plant.
where’s all my plants?
We’re gonna repot a plant that’s a little unhappy.
If you’re worried about killing another plant
or thinking that maybe you just don’t have a green thumb,
you just have to listen to the plants.
Okay, let’s get growing.
But before we start, hit that subscribe button,
which I think is like right there.
For the seed starting demo,
we need an egg carton, pellets, some seeds, water,
我们需要一个蛋盒 小球 一些种子 水
a pen for labeling, and these little label markers
so we know what we’re growing.
You don’t need a rooftop necessarily,
you can use a fire escape, a patio, a terrace.
你可以运用防火梯 露台 阶地
Even a window sill,
as long as you have direct sunlight.
Today I am planting peppers
and two types of lettuces.
Now that we have our egg carton, our pellets,
you want to soak them in water.
They start out really flat.
Once they’re big and fluffy you can start planting seeds.
一旦小球变大 变得毛茸茸 你就可以开始播种
For safety, I like to put two or three in.
Some people who are better gardeners than me would only do one.
And you’re going to cover it up with your finger.
Next, you’re going to use your marker, and you’re going to write ‘peppers.’
Then you want the date,
and then you’re just going to put it in.
So after you have everything all planted,
you want to give it all fresh water.
You can reuse your watering jar, if you will.
And we are done.
So this is what we did today.
Doesn’t look like much.
But behind me, I have a tray of microgreens.
These are about a week old now,
so you can see how quickly things can grow.
So you can be a little fancier with a tray.
You could buy at any hardware store or you can be thrifty.
And this is really a great option
for anyone who only has a small area to grow in.
Here is my plant collection.
At least some of them.
A great thing to have is a mister.
Where’s my mister?
Between plant watering, plants like humidity.
Just give them a nice mist.
This is off.
Turn it on first.
Let’s get propogating!
We’re going to propagate a Swiss cheese plant.
To propagate a plant
is to take a cutting of the parent plant
and create a baby plant.
You need a mother plant.
You need a pair of shears and a glass of water.
In order to propagate plants you want to look for nodes,
also known as aerial roots.
You can see that right here.
This little guy sticking out.
Once you find the established aerial roots,
these are what need to be underwater
in order to establish real roots.
So you want to make a cut behind them.
But you want to leave at least two of these underwater
for the best chance of rooting.
And all you really need to do is
cut it and then stick it in the water.
And I would say the number one mistake
who make with houseplants is overwatering.
Some people think they need to
water their plants like every week.
And in reality, most plants can use
a good amount of time between watering.
You never want to be moist for too long a time.
This is a plant we’re gonna repot today.
It’s called a ZZ plant.
This ZZ plant, it was in a pot that was a
little too small.
So you can see its roots are all tangled up
inside each other.
That’s a sign that the plant needs a bigger pot.
So you don’t want to go up too drastically in size.
That could shock the plant.
And you want the plant to be happy.
What we need is our sad root bound plant,
a new pot for it, some water,
and of course, potting soil.
So technically, we actually have three plants.
Each one of these has its own little node.
But I’m not going to separate these two because
this guy’s still a little small.
And I think it wants to still live with its parent plant.
Okay, and again, you want to get the soil in.
You want to make a little hole for the plant.
Soil needs air.
So don’t pack it too tight, don’t press down.
You just want enough to cover it.
So this guy seems to be crooked
and aesthetically, I want it to be straight.
So we’re going to use chopsticks to stake up our plant.
If you’re in the Brooklyn neighborhood
like I am in New York,
Tula House is a really great resource for plant supplies.
A lot of things that we used here today can be found there.
And they’re also offering contactless, curbside pickup.
And I think some delivery options as well.
Why should you have plants in your home?
It brings life to a house.
I mean, it really does make the air quality better,
and it’s easier and cheaper than a dog,
even though I wish I had a dog.
They’re great companions, I think.
And really wonderful.
They make a space a home.
I hope you can walk away from this feeling more confident
about having a green thumb.
And I hope you really try
and either start your own garden,
buy a plant or trade a plant with a friend
now that you know how to do cuttings
and really just make your space more green.
Thank you so much again for joining me today.
I hope you learned something.
And happy gardening.
Stay safe out there.
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