Keeping your plants and flowers watered while you’re away on vacation can be a challenge. Having a friend or neighbor water your plants doesn’t always work out. Praying for rain also doesn’t always work. This post by Stephanie offers several solutions.
As she says:
“Summer is the perfect time for weekend getaways like camping, cottaging, and boating. It’s also the time that the garden works the hardest. Summer heat and sun can be brutal on plants, with new plants, containers, annuals, and vegetables needing daily watering. Just one three-day long weekend can mean the end of these plants as they dry up and scorch in the hot sun.
I’ve had this happen to me often enough that I have put in some research and tried out some cool high-tech and low-tech products that can help to save the day (and your plants!).”
She then goes on to share information about a variety of devices you can use to water your garden while you’re away. Some devices are better for larger gardens, but some would work well for smaller gardens.
Here are just a few devices she discusses:
- Bubble spot soaker
- Vegepod® Container Garden
- Plant Nanny™ Watering Spikes (I like these a lot for container gardens)
- + 6 Others!
Click on the Smart Self-Watering Devices for Plants to see all of the self-watering devices that Stephanie discusses.