Thursday, July 19, 2012
Keep Potted Plants and Hanging Baskets Alive When Traveling
I really hate to ask my neighbors to water my plants when I am away. It can really be a chore with all the plants I have, especially when we have hot, drought-like conditions. So, instead of burdening them, I simply place my potted plants and hanging baskets in a shaded spot, preferably in the dirt or grass and water well before I leave. Placing them in the shade and on the ground helps retain the moisture. I have left plants for up to 5 days without being watered and they have all survived. However, if you really have ones you would hate to lose, you might have a neighbor check on them.