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Any ideas about keeping plants (indoor and outdoor) watered (or at least moist)while on holiday? Most things I've seen would be very expensive if buying more than one or two.



I just overwater immediately before going away and trust that there will be some rain. They need watering again as soon as I come home and it has always worked for me.

30 Jul, 2015


I do the same as Bulba,but any pots I have,I move to a shaded area..indoor ones,are moved to another position,away from strong sunlight,but they still get some light..I've never had a problem with either..

30 Jul, 2015


If you are really worried, fill a plastic bottle with water. put a tiny hole in it, just big enough to drip out gently and stand it on the soil in the pot.

30 Jul, 2015


I put precious ones on a tray lined with capillary matting, then water well. They'll be fine like that for a week.

30 Jul, 2015


I have even stood them on a tray on a wet tea towel, out of the sun they should be OK.

30 Jul, 2015


I put houseplants in the bath on old towels and soak them. they have managed a fortnight this way. out doors they sit in shallow trays and if I haven't enough I scrounge the flat black plastic trays from the garden centre. I then put cling film over the holes and the tray will old a little water. I then hope it rains a bit.
neighbours sort out the pots at the front of the house.

30 Jul, 2015


I once put tomatoes in the bath for a week. When we came home they'd gone completely jungliferous!

30 Jul, 2015


Thank you everyone for the watering ideas - as long as we don't get a heatwave the plants will hopefully be OK!

31 Jul, 2015

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