Going on holiday and don’t have anyone to look after your indoor pot plants? Here are some easy tips for watering your plants whilst you’re away.
1. Fill a bucket with water and position it above or near your pot plants. Loosely plait two or three strands of wool together and dip them completely in the water, then place one end in the bucket and keep it in place with a small stone; the other end should rest on top of the soil in the pot plant. Multiple pots can be watered this way, just give each their own plait.
2. Poke a small hole through the lid of a plastic bottle, so that water can drip out. Fill the bottle with water and replace the cap. Push the cap end of the bottle slightly into the soil of the pot plant. The water should slowly drip out, keeping the plant watered.
3. Add water-retaining granules to your pot plant soil to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly.
4. Lay a damp towel in your kitchen sink or bath and then place your pot plants on top.
5. For large plants, lay several layers of damp newspaper over the top of the soil.
6. Move all your pot plants to the coolest room of the house.
7. Make a green house by sticking thin sticks into the side of a pot and covering with a plastic bag. Tie the bag tightly and seal with an elastic band. Make sure that the bag doesn’t touch the leaves. Or you could use a large glass dome.
8. Line the bottom of a tray with pebbles and fill with water till the pebbles are almost covered. Stand your pot plants on the pebbles
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