Water Plants While On Vacation

Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 131 Feedbacks

A diagram showing a plant watering system for on vacation.I had never found a system to water the plants when going on vacation that would water the plants only when they need to be watered like a good gardener would. But then I found this system that corrects this flaw:


You need a big plastic bottle with its cap and another smaller plastic bottle that can fit inside the big one, leaving a space of 2 or 3 inches. Cut the bottom of the big bottle and the top of the small bottle to keep only its straight part. Fill the small bottle with water up to the edge and you set it on the soil next to the foot of the plant. Put the big bottle on top of the smaller one with its cap on tight. You push it into the soil on a few inches so that the volume between the two bottles is a closed space.

When the temperature rises, the water in the small bottle evaporates and flows down along the inside of the big one and goes down into the soil. When the temperature is low, the water does not evaporate and stays in the small bottle, the plant is watered according to the temperature. Keeping only the straight part of the small bottle is important, otherwise the water evaporates but goes back into the small bottle. You can put more than one set for a big plant and you can use it for plants outdoors or indoors. Hope this helps! Here's what it looks like:


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 2, 20190 found this helpful


Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 7, 20190 found this helpful

BRILLIANT !! Thank you for sharing this ! :-)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 21, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks so much for this tip! I struggle enough keeping my plants alive when I'm home. Except for the hardier plants, everthing else dies when I'm gone.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 1, 20230 found this helpful

You can also wick and tent plants when away. I made a wicking mechanism merely by putting a strip of paper towel into a side cup of water. I also added plastic wrap on the foliage, it helps with evaporation.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Home and Garden Gardening IrrigationJune 28, 2019
Halloween Ideas!
Back to School Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2023-09-01 16:09:14 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2023 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.