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How to Water Your Plants While You Are Away?

Are you leaving for vacation time but worried about watering your plants in your absence? Then, feel no worry because this article will come up with a few interesting techniques by which you can enjoy your vacations without feeling sorry for your plants. Plants are just like babies and you must take care of them even when you are far away. Let’s discuss the best methods for watering your plants in your absence.

Method # 1: Glass Bottle Solution:

Bottles provide the perfect solution to water your plants while you are away. You can also use them while you are at home but want to make watering less stressful for you. This method is effortless and best for plants that need considerable attention especially when you aren’t at home. Employing this method will help to water your plants for about 5 days and it will need just 10 minutes to set it up. You’ll just need 4 materials in setting up this project. These are:

  • Pliers
  • Nails 
  • Hammer 
  • A bottle has an aluminum cap

    As a first step, you need to puncture holes in the bottle cap. Try to create five mini holes with the help of a nail and hammer. Now, fill the bottle with water and take the bottle off the cap. Now place the bottle into the soil by digging a hole in the soil of the plant that needs to be watered. You can refill it after a whole weekend. Isn’t it a brilliant idea to enjoy vacation time without disrupting your plants’ health?

    Method # 2: Houseplant Bath:

    This is another method for watering your plants with ease. It works well for about a week and is best for tropical plants or plants that do not require any sunlight. You’ll just need 5 minutes to set up this method and the materials which you’ll need are listed below:

    • Bathtub or sink
    • Towel
    • Potted plants (well-draining)

      First of all, you need to fill up the sink or bathtub (whichever is your preference). Now use a towel to cover it so that the plants do not scrape up. Make sure that the plants in the pots are having good drainage. Doing so will help you in soaking the plants through their roots. Finally, place the plants on the towel and in the bath and here you go.

      Method # 3: Setting up a Plant Saucer:

      If you are going away from home for a matter of 2-3 days then this method will simply work best for you. It is one of the simplest methods to water your plants while you are away. You’ll just need a saucer and a drainage pot to set up this method. For this purpose; select a saucer that is either the same as the size of the pot or is slightly larger than that. Then, place your plant in the pot and soak the saucer eventually.


      The above-listed methods are tested and proven to work especially in the absence of a self-watering system. However, you still need to be careful and apply these techniques a day before you leave. So that you can know what works for your plants and what’s not.  Happy watering your plants while on vacation or away otherwise.

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