When you go on a trip, if you have no one who takes care of the plants in your absence, you will have to follow a series of tips to not find surprises when you return. Take a list of them:
– You can use leftover sprouts that are dry to reduce water consumption.
– Place small pots in larger pots, with wet sand or fertilizer.
– Group them in a shady place or bury them in a compost pile or in a quarry.
– When you plant the flowers, add gel to retain liquid in the fertilizer.
– Place the pots on a wet irrigation blanket, the end of which you must immerse in a bucket.
– Pots with a false bottom have a water reservoir in the base, which will be preserved for a longer time if you cover them with fertilizer.
– Cut the base of a plastic bottle, remove the lid and fill the neck with plenty of cotton. Embed it, neck down, into the ground and tie it to a stake to keep it upright. Fill it with water before leaving your home and, little by little, it will drain. Fabric one for each pot.
– If you are absent for long periods, install an automatic irrigation system that sprays water for each pot. Some have a stopwatch to control irrigation.