How to Make Moss With Yogurt
garden bust image by David Brown from Fotolia.com
Encouraging moss to grow on new clay pots helps the pots blend in with the greenery of your garden. Moss-covered pots or garden statues look as if they have been in place for years. Yoghurt provides a medium on which your moss can grow. The porous clay of the pots or concrete will absorb the yoghurt.
Keep your pots in a cool, shady place, and water the moss regularly to help it thrive.
- Encouraging moss to grow on new clay pots helps the pots blend in with the greenery of your garden.
- Keep your pots in a cool, shady place, and water the moss regularly to help it thrive.
Pour 1 cup of plain yoghurt into a blender. Add 1 tbsp or 2 of moss you've scraped off an existing pot or even from the ground or a tree. Don't worry if there's a little dirt mixed in. Blend until you have a smooth mixture of moss and yoghurt. Pour the solution into a shallow bowl.
Dip the paintbrush into the yoghurt mixture and brush it onto the surface of the pot, statue, bench or other item. Coat the surface with a thick layer of the yoghurt mixture.
Set the pot in a cool, shady area. Mist daily with water to keep the pot moist. Within a week or two, the pot will take on a greenish cast as moss begins to grow.
- Weekend Gardener: Antique Your Pots and Add Fall Flowering Plants
- "You Grow, Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening;" Gayla Trail; 2005
- You can paint this moss mixture on clay, concrete, statuary and stone to age the material.
Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management." She has a degree in economics from Sam Houston State University.