My Plant Doesn’t Need Water
You know how vital it is watering plants, but we often forget or don’t have the time to do so. Alternatively, we may be completely unaware that the plant needs water. Plants that are fully developed may go for up to a week without water before showing signs of dehydration. Succulents may endure months without water, while dormant plants can go weeks, but fruit, vegetable, and floral plants will only live 4 to 7 days.
Tips To Watering Plants While You Away!
I recognize that you may be unable to keep track of watering plants. Perhaps you’ve forgotten. Or perhaps you have a lot of travel to do. Don’t be concerned. There are various ways to water your plants without having to be present.
Get A Plant Sitter
The most basic and straightforward solution is to enlist the help of someone to look after your plants while you’re away. Then you won’t have to worry about watering and maintaining them while you’re gone. It’s better if you did this with someone who knows how to water the plants and is aware of any special requirements. Create a watering plants schedule and explain how to do it to the person. You can give hints as to when they should be watered and how much each plant requires. The person who has agreed to water your plants should be responsible and knowledgeable about what has to be done to keep the plants safe.
Use A Wick System
If you want watering plants while you’re gone, the wick system is a good option. You insert a thick cotton wick into the soil of the plants. Make sure the wick is long enough to reach all the way down to the soil’s core. You immerse the wick’s opposite end in a huge pail of water. This technique uses capillary action to move water up to the wick and subsequently into the soil. This method ensures that you do not over-water your plants because they only take in the quantity of moisture they require.
Depending on the size of the plants and the bucket, a wick system like this can deliver water for several weeks. If you’ll be gone for more than four weeks, it’s a good idea to supplement the wick system with additional watering methods. You may easily set up a wick system for your plants growing in the garden or in containers.
Set Up Drip Irrigation
A drip irrigation system can assist watering plants without having to be there if you have multiple plants in your outdoor or indoor garden. To automate when the water is provided to the garden, you must set up a timer with the system. Drip irrigation will ensure that your plants are watered evenly and that you do not overwater them. The water will slowly drip into the soil, providing exactly the amount needed.
The drip irrigation system and timer are both low-cost and simple to set up. You can purchase them at a hardware shop or online. To properly set up the drip irrigation system, follow the instructions that come with the package. It should be simple to set the water timer. All you have to do now is set the timer for when you want the drip irrigation system to turn on and off each day.
Self Watering Pot
This is an alternative if you’re growing plants in containers and know you won’t have time to watering plants every day. A pot (typically terra cotta or clay), a reservoir, and a wick make up a self-watering container. The wick permits water to be drawn from the reservoir and into the plant’s soil. In this manner, you only have to fill the reservoir with water when it runs dry.