We are going on vacation, we pack our bags, we get the dog’s papers, the mother-in-law and the children. And then the eternal question arises:how can I water my plants while I am on vacation?
One solution is to replace all our plants with cacti and not waste a drop of water. In this article we talk about homemade gardening tricks for watering plants on vacation and technological solutions to wet them while we are away in summer or winter. Save your plants or your home garden!
HOME TRICKS FOR WATERING HOUSEPLANTS DURING THE VACATIONS
First let’s talk about inexpensive systems for watering plants in summer or winter. We can’t spend 20 euros per planter because our house looks like a forest, but we can apply the advice of Grandma, who knew a lot about house stuff, interior gardening and plants. Ideas and methods to keep the flowers while you are away and not think about them during the trip.
HOME DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM
We will need a cotton cord and a container with water. We will have to put the container at a higher height than the pot we want to water and the son from the pot to the pot. The thread will moisten the soil as the plant needs it for days and days. Quiet vacations with this simple trick. Ideal for the high temperatures of August.
DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH PLASTIC BOTTLE
Continuing with the homemade tricks for watering plants while we are outside, this one needs more space. It consists of making very fine holes in the side of a plastic bottle and burying it near the plant we want to soak. The holes in the bottle should face the target plant. Once buried up to the neck, we fill it.
Another option is to insert a bottle upside down to wet the soil. It should be noted that with this automatic irrigation system the amount of water that comes out of the bottle is much greater and runs out sooner. That is why they usually look for bottles with thin necks, such as those of wine or beer.
MAKING A SMALL HOMEMADE GREENHOUSE
The last home trick for watering plants is to make an individual greenhouse for each plant. Wrap them in a transparent plastic that allows light to pass through. At the bottom, under the pot, a damp cloth. Any moisture that the plant loses will stay in the bag and return.
What if the plants I have are huge? Use the bathtub. Put a plastic sheet in the bathtub and put newspapers on it. Wet everything so that the newspapers are soaked and place the pots on top. Close the shower curtain. We recommend the Wikihow article.
CERAMIC CONES FOR WATERING PLANTS
Many times it is said that “you are simpler than the mechanism of a water jug”. Okay, so here we are talking about clay cones, to which a water bottle is attached. This system of irrigation cones works because of the porosity of the material. The clay will soak into the soil drop by drop. There are different materials and porosity because not all plants have the same needs. You can find them on Amazon, for example.
The gelled water will make the plants survive because the soil in the pot will ask for water and the gel will give it to them.
SELF-CONTAINING POTS or HYDROGARDENS
These planters have a water reservoir and will provide water as needed. For one plant it is a solution, for many it is very expensive.
WATERING BULBS FOR POTS
Small blown glass gadgets that, in addition to being decorative, are useful for keeping plants on vacation and more aesthetic than a bottle.
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