A plant owners’ worse nightmare is finding their beloved greenery wilting upon their return from a relaxing break with the family, a business trip, or an unplanned excursion.
Whether it is a selection of beautiful houseplants or healthy vegetables in the garden that have been nurtured with lots of care over the years, a trip away from home can be stressful and one question remains; who is going to take care of the plants?It is well known fact that household plants can contribute to improving air quality, enhancing mood, as well as making the interior of a home much more appealing, while homegrown vegetables tend to be fresher, tastier, and more nutrient dense than those bought off the shelf. Therefore, it is important to take the right steps to keep the greenery alive while taking time away from home.Lay the foundation for success early on and take note of how much water the flora requires and ensure there is adequate drainage at the bottom of the pot, especially if the plant has been transported to a friend’s house. Pay attention to the amount of light the foliage needs to survive and select the best position before leaving the property, plants will dry out quicker in direct sunlight, an area with less sun will be more desirable. Below are four methods to follow to keep houseplants and vegetables thriving remotely.
For a small number of plants indoors and outdoors, a DIY option might be more cost effective and suitable.
Urban gardening is on the rise due to the multitude of benefits it brings, including fresh and safe produce, the ability to grow food year-round and it is a sustainable method that does not require much space.A Vegepod is a raised and enclosed container designed to stop contamination and keep the soil healthy while also controlling the nutrient levels.They are portable, which means they can be relocated if the homeowner is moving house and they are self-watering. Water is stored in the base of the pod and the wicking system keeps the soil moist. Established plants can last weeks without watering in Vegepods.They are another sustainable option for helping greenery thrive outside the home, regardless of the climate or travelling circumstances.
A trusted friend, family member, or a house sitter can keep your plants alive and well inside the home, while a gardener can oversee the health of outdoor shrubs.Not all plants travel well and that should be taken into consideration before making plans to drop them off at a friend’s house for a vacation of their own.No matter how long an enthusiastic plant owner will be away from home, there are plenty of technological and DIY options to keep flowers and vegetables healthy for the duration of the trip.
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