Caring for plants while traveling is essential to keep your container gardens thriving. Enjoy your vacation without worry by following these simple tips.
Whether you have houseplants, annuals, or vegetables in containers, here are some tips to help keep them happy while you are on vacation.
Pull all of the sun-loving containers out of the sun so they do not dry out as quickly while you are away.
Group outdoor planters together into one area so it is easier for the caretaker to water.
Since “watering” is subjective, ask caretakers to water 10 seconds per pot.
Water planters the day you are leaving to ensure they get watered well.
Invest in a drip irrigation system and run drip lines to containers. But keep in mind watering needs and group plants with similar needs on the same drip line.
If containers are indoors, check thermostats and set the temperature to range between 65-75 degrees F and not fall below 55 degrees. Extreme coldness or hotness can stress or kill plants so keep them comfortable while you are gone.
Follow along to learn more about caring for gardens while on vacation.