How to Make Moss With Yogurt

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. Yogurt provides a medium on which your moss can grow. The porous clay of the pots or concrete will absorb the yogurt. Keep your pots in a cool, shady place, and water the moss regularly to help it thrive.

Grow moss on a garden statue with yogurt.

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of plain yogurt 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 yogurt. Pour the solution into a shallow bowl.

Step 2

Dip the paintbrush into the yogurt mixture and brush it onto the surface of the pot, statue, bench or other item. Coat the surface with a thick layer of the yogurt mixture.

Step 3

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.