We’re heading out for vacation soon. We have a great friend to check in on the cat for us and he’s a very indepent sort anyway. The plants on the other hand . . . after tending to our garden every day since May, we’re having a bit of separation anxiety.
Two friends in our apartment building have graciously agreed to water the plants for us. They need to be watered once a day, twice a day when it is above 90 and dry. Hauling the water up there every night is a big job so we appreciate the help.
To be on the safe side, we’re also using the Plant Nanny. We put recycled soda bottles screwed into terra cotta spikes into our most thirsty pots. They should self-water our favorite plants. The roses and herbs in particular take a lot of water, so this should be a good back up system.