Watering plants in pots while away - Any suggestions?

looking for something to water my plants that are in pots while on vacation . Any suggestions?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 05, 2018
    Homemade water globe using a plastic water bottle:
  • How long will you be gone? I have put mine in the bathtub(s) and sinks and watered really well aka drowned and in a closed up house they are good for a week or so.

    Do you have a family member or friend that can come in and check on things for you? Take in mail, pick up newspapers, water plants?

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    • You are so welcome! I live in a very similar climate and understand completely. For a week they should be just fine. Enjoy your vacation! 🌞
  • Karen Daniel Chase Karen Daniel Chase on Jun 05, 2018
    Empty 2 liter coke bottles. Fill them and turn them upside down putting the opening into the soil. You will need to hold the upright, so I use bricks in a v shape along the edge
  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Jun 05, 2018
    I've done the same as Naomie, and also use water globes. I haven't tried doing this for more then a week.
  • Judy shutes Judy shutes on Jun 05, 2018
    I sit my pot plants in the bath tub with water on the bottom.
  • Lori Lori on Jun 05, 2018
    A micro-irrigation (Drip System) on a Timer or Fill a 2 Liter Coke Bottle with water, Attach a Plastic Water Spike, Flip Upside Down & Insert into Plant. It should cover the watering needs for up to 3 weeks depending on size of plant.
  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Jun 05, 2018
    Yes to all the answers. But if you don't want to soak them in a bath incase you over water, then use plastic trays with pebbles in fill with water, then put the pots on top. The plants should draw the water up. I would still use the globe's or bottle idea as well but this idea will give you extra.
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