You may be skeptical of plant and gardening trends, but social media never lies. (Okay, it is, but not about this.) While houseplants have taken over in 2020, so-called carding is all the rage in 2021.
Carding is exactly what it sounds like: growing plants in your car. No, you don’t have to turn your back seat into a raised bed or say goodbye to your cup holders forever. It’s a little more subtle than that.
Basically, it’s just putting a succulent or cactus on your dashboard or turning your glove box into a home for living creatures. Given their love of sun and warmth, succulents and cacti are great options for your carden.
If you want to try this, however, there are a few things to consider. First, make sure you don’t block mirrors or windows – you don’t want to create blind spots with your plants.
Second, there’s bound to be a nice earthy smell permeating your car after you add your plants.
Finally, do you want plants in your car?
According to True Homes, carding isn’t new, so if you post your new drive-through succulent on Instagram, it’s not the most initial content. The idea of creating gardens in vehicles came from Japan, where entire truck beds were converted into beautiful portable gardens .
Of course, if all of this sounds foolish, sticking with something more tried and true, like an herb garden, will probably work just fine for you.
[Via Real Homes]