The next vacation is coming, but you don’t want to leave your favorite plants to their fate. Even if no one has time to water, with this trick your flowers will be sufficiently supplied. All you need is an old bottle! Probably everyone faces this problem from time to time: it’s vacation season and you’re sitting on packed suitcases. Only the question of who will take care of the houseplants while you’re away still up in the air. With the help of this simple but effective trick, this problem is a thing of the past. And the most beautiful time of the year can come. All you need:

  • A bottle
  • A cork
  • A drill
  • Water

Watering plants properly – even on vacation!

You should water plants regularly, but the frequency depends on several factors. Check the moisture content of the soil by feeling around two inches deep with your finger. If the soil is dry, you should water. Consider the plant species and time of year, as they also affect water needs. Wilted leaves or droopy stems can also indicate a lack of water. However, the rule of thumb of watering 2 to 3 times a week will work for most plants. If you want to play it safe while on vacation, this watering from a bottle is a good option. Here’s how it works:

  1. First, fill the bottle three-quarters full with water and then insert the cork firmly into the neck of the bottle.
  2. Now you make a hole in the cork with the drill, so that a little water can seep through it. Perfect for the vacations!
  3. finally, put the bottle with the opening downwards into the soil of the flower pot you want to water.

Tip: For plants that need a lot of water, you can also use a PET bottle. This allows osmosis to work better, as the outer material can be bent.

Finally, you can leave your plants alone on vacation with a clear conscience. Because they simply take what they need. Share this clever trick with everyone you know!