how doyou maintain indoor plants without water if we go out for 15days vacation?

United States
March 8, 2007 1:35pm CST
I am just wondering about how to maintain my indoor plants healthy if we are away from home.how is possible keep them moist for 10 to 15 days or more.Any suggestions please?
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• United States
8 Mar 07
Hi, you can put a jar of water sort of near the plants. Then put a thin strip of cloth into the dirt of each pot and put the other end of each strip into the jar of water. Hope this helps. I am retired, so not much of a traveler, but I remember this hint that I saw somewhere. If you want, you could add a drop of your usual fertilizer, mix it into the water. Such loved plants they are...lucky to have you as their owner.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Hi Carolmil, Very happy to see your response.Thank you for your valuable response.Hope this definately work for me.I really love plants.I always ready to spend money without hesitation.
8 Mar 07
Can I suggest you put your pots into the bath, and fill the bath with a few inches of water. the plants will be able to soak up the water to keep healthy
• United States
8 Mar 07
its really awesome idea .I will try next time if I go for my vacation.
• United States
10 Mar 07
The bathtub idead is one I never thought of. I know there are some stores that sell spikes that screw onto a soda bottle and water automaticly for you.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I normally have a neighbor to come in and water mine. There have been some excellent suggestions broght forth by other posters above me. I have taken notes! Rather than pay for a self-watering system, I might try the bathtub idea!
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Go to your local greenhouse --there's plenty of self watering systems available. You can also give them a good watering and put them in the bathtub with an inch or so of water and cover the pots with plastic so humidity builds up in there. Why not just get a neighbor to come in twice?
@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
8 Mar 07
get a neighbor to water them once or twice for you maybe a kid would do it for $20 or so.
@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
8 Mar 07
get a neighbor to water them once or twice for you maybe a kid would do it for $20 or so.