Dividing and Plant Care/ Flower Gardens and Pots

Care For Houseplants When On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How do you care for houseplants when on vacation ? There was a time when I would hire a house and pet sitter for our home. At the time, we had 2 dogs and our children came with us during our travels. Back then, it was easier and less of a headache to just have a house sitter/pet sitter water our plants for us when she was letting out the dogs.

Easy solution to care for your houseplants on vacation.

Want to use my images on your blog?  Read my disclaimer below

 

When our first lab passed, we found it much less of hassle and easier on the pocketbook to take our small dog with us during our travels. Which left a huge dilemma for me. How To care for houseplants when you go on vacation?




Watering Globes: I had thought about Water Globe. Truthfully, they work well. Only if you have a few plants. Otherwise, you are spending more money than having someone come to the house once or twice.

Sit In Water In Bathtub: Then I thought of leaving them sit in water in the tub. That was short lived. Standing water will only give the plants root rot.


Bathe & Bag Them: I came up with an easy solution to help solve the problem. Bathe and bag them!

When we were growing herbs, the plants thrived. So, I decided to try it over our weeks vacation.


From My Photography Collection:

Frameable Photography - Professional art prints at department store pricing.


Steps For Bath and Bag Them Process

1.) Gather up all the indoor and outdoor potted plants. Placed them in the bathtub.

2.) Water them well and place plastic grocery store bags over the entire plant. Some of the plants might be too large to be placed in bags. For the x-large plants, water and cover with a garbage bag.

3.) Store all the smaller plants in the tub and the x-large plants on the bathroom floor.

Additional Posts That May Interest You
Feed Jello to Houseplants?
Unique Planting Container Ideas
Repotting a Money Plant
Growing Basil Cuttings

Conclusion

That is it.  That is how to care for houseplants when you go on vacation. When you return. Perfectly healthy plants!  Even the teens who stay behind from trips, no longer have to be counted on for watering.  It works!


Disclaimer:

If I mention a product and link to it on this site – I might get a small percentage of the sale.  But, I will not just randomly link to anything.  I’ll have an excellent reason for sharing.  I support all types of artists on Zazzle.com and also link to Amazon at this time. The photography that say click on photo to purchase, is mine. You will be directed to my Smugmug account.  Smugmug handles all the sales, professional printing and shipping..  All photography sales came with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

I haven’t received any money for promoting any product through paid sponsorship in this posting.  Any opinions on this site are my own.  I’m a pretty straight shooter – or, so I have been been told. I’m overly nice and share too much at times.  I’d rather tell ya where those links are going and why.  It is to help you and for me to make a little something for sharing my time and talents with you.  If you don’t want to look at the product, don’t click on the link. Haha!

Please Do Not Copy Without Permission: Copyright is reserved on all images and text generated by Nicole Vig. Copyright is retained by originator for all images and text generated by others and used with their permission or within the context of ‘fair use’. Contact me if you want to make a copy and use any text or images for publication elsewhere. All spam blogs will be reported for copyright infringement. Copying for commercial use is subject to license and a fee.

Pinterest & Social Media Cause:
You can pin the images directly from this site to your boards or share the direct link only.

Facebook Comments