While it’s one thing to head out of town for a long weekend, when your trip extends to a week or more, you need to think about how you’re going to keep your plants happy and healthy while you’re away.
Fear not; with this handy post, even the most dedicated gardener can step away for a bit and come back to a thriving garden.
One of the simplest methods of watering plants while you’re away is to fill an empty water bottle with water and then insert it into the soil. Push the neck of the bottle into the soil and give it a little twist. The water will slowly empty into the soil as it’s needed.
Another easy method to slowly water your garden is with a one-gallon plastic container, such as an empty milk or water jug.
Fill the jug with water and cap it tightly. Poke one or two small holes in the bottom of the jug, and nestle it down in the dirt. Place the jug close to the base of the plant and in direct contact with the dirt. You may need to move away some of the mulch. The water will slowly seep into the soil.