You’ve worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don’t want your plants to suffer.
That’s why we have this tip for you to water your plants while you are on vacation:
- 1 container of water
- A cotton rope
How to do it?
- For this, you need a large water container (like vase or bucket) and some cotton rope. Cotton clothesline, available at most hardware stores works great.
- Cut a piece of cotton rope that’s long enough to fit between the bottom of your water container and into the soil of your plant.
- Take one end of the rope and push it several inches below the surface of the soil, close to the plant. Take care not to disturb the plant’s roots.
- Rest the other end of the rope in the bottom of your water container and fill it with water. Make sure that the rope touches the bottom of your container.
- The cotton rope will slowly wick water from the container into the pot, maintaining a constant level of moisture in the soil.