By: Christina Timm
- Peat Moss
- Lynde Soil
- Sheet Moss
- Wax-Coated String
- And of course, the plant of your choice
10 Easy Steps on how to create a Kokedama String Garden
Step 1: Pre-soak the moss and set aside. We’ll come back to it later
Step 2: Loosen and remove the soil from your plant of choice.
Step 3: Mix equal parts of peat moss, Lynde soil, and about a cup of water.
Step 4: Mix until soil is damp, but not muddy.
Step 5: Press soil into a ball form to create your garden, making sure it’s about the same size at the plant’s roots.
Step 6: Split the ball form in half, place the plant in the middle, and press soil around the root system.
Step 7: Lay your moss out flat.
Step 8: Place your plant and ball form in the center of the moss. Start pressing the moss to the soil to create your garden.
Step 9: Wrap the wax-coated string around your garden and tie off the end. Continue to wrap the string until you think all the moss is secure. Cut the end with scissors and tie off the end.
Step 10: If you want to make a hanging Kokedama simply cut three equal length strings and tie off evenly around the garden.