This is an update about the indoor desert garden in my plant lab. The desert is about to move across country to the "right coast" for me. Note that the bottom shelf is the "coffee plantation."
This is a test garden in that I have not grown succulents and cacti indoors in sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) to this extent previously. We will all learn something together as I plan to post monthly updates. This is the first update since the installation back in early April.
Pop Quiz: Which plants are not really desert plants but are living here with their desert cousins? Hint. They are flowering in some of the photos.
All of these plants are the hottest plants in the gardening world right now. The country has gone succulent crazy. Me too. Every public school should have a light garden like this. It is the perfect companion for a Stephen Ritz school tower garden.
Incidentally, I am really liking these LED shop lights from Costco so far. They are amazingly light weight and easy to handle. They remind me of Star Wars. They're like Lightsabers for plants.
This album about the desert garden needs some serious editing (lots of redundancy) which may get done on the long drive. If not I will edit the photos when I arrive. This will be my third and last trip driving a U-Haul truck with the lab in back. It doesn't get any easier with repetition.