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Tent Plants in Plastic Wrap When On Vacation

I have many houseplants and I have found an excellent way to keep them from drying out when we go on vacation. Water plants first, then tent smaller house plants with plastic wrap. I have several large potted plants that cannot be tented. I cover the base of the plant at dirt level with the plastic wrap.


When I return from vacation, my plants are still happy and don't even need to be watered. This was a remarkable discovery for me; I no longer have to have someone come in during the week to water them.

If you want to make sure my tip works, try it on one of your houseplants a few weeks before your vacation.

By jo from Riverside, RI

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August 31, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks a lot.This is a great tip & timely. I'm going to Vermont to visit my daughter who just moved up there from MA. about a month ago for Labor Day Weekend & won't return until Tuesday or Wednesday. I was wondering what to do about that; but didn't want to over water & I don't have anyone to come water them for me. : )

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you very much for this wonderful suggestion. I am leaving for Asia and will be gone 2 weeks. Will it work for this amount of time? Also, will it work for outdoor plants as well?
Thank you,

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful

Would it be possible for you to post a pic of your plants when tented so I get the right idea?

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