Use Epsom salt as filler in a jar. Place a tealight atop the salt. It will look like a candle sitting in snow . . .
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Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine.