BEAUTIFUL CONTAINERS-Share Photos/Ideas/Questions forum: How are you keeping your container plants alive when you go out of town?

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LiliMerci
Jul 4, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
Hey! I found a few Aqua Glove at my TJ Max store, but I really need more. Tell me how you are keeping your container plants alive when you're out of town.
Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 5, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
I have put containers in turkey roaster tins and filled the tin with water which works for several days. For extended stays I would move all containers to one shady area and fill five gallon buckets with water and wick them to containers with cotton rope. Put a mosquito dunk in standing water for each of those methods. I've never tried this but seems to me if you move all your plants together and put a sprinkler on a timer it should be effective. Whatever method you choose be sure to try it out before you go so you can make adjustments where needed. Now, do tell...what is an aqua glove?
Tina_A
Jul 6, 2011 6:26 AM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
I'm leaving for 3 days and i'm putting mine in rubbermaid totes with water and the dunks too. That seems to work best for me.
Composting and vermicomposting
Imagejeri11
Jul 7, 2011 8:57 AM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
I would think that is not a good idea. Waterlogged roots rot.
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Tina_A
Jul 7, 2011 2:02 PM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
It is so hot and windy here that I'm hoping that won't be a problem. I'm filling the totes with less than 3 inches of water and putting them all in shady areas around the house. i will let you know how it works.
Composting and vermicomposting
Imageherbie43
Jul 15, 2011 2:41 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i use this mehtod all year long. i have holes drilled through both sides at the top of my containers. i put a soaker hose through all he containers and then attach the hose to a timer and then the timer into the faucet. i set it to go off each day at 8 am and shut down at 10 am. it works fine for me. i might hav a picture of the set up
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isd have gone away for mjore than a week without havingany problems.
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LiliMerci
Jul 25, 2011 12:44 AM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
franklin, that sounds like a great idea but not very pretty to use everyday, just for going out of town though sounds good. The moving containers are out for me. I have too many. They are too heavy and some of my climbers have twine that are roped around the pergola for the vines to climb.

However, a friend of mine loaned me a few "plant nanny stakes" and they worked great!
Imageherbie43
Jul 25, 2011 6:35 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
nicole - i only row vegetables in he containes so it doesn't matter to me if it looks pleasing to the eye as long as i get vegetables out of it. Hilarious! actualy, by the ime the fruits mature the plants themselves hide the hose because of all he leaves

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ImageAnnaZ
Oct 13, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
I have an arrangement with my neighbor Peggy. She waters for me in the summer if I am gone for more than a couple days. In exchange, she gets to overwinter her large plants in my greenhouse for free. She also waters in the greenhouse for me when we take our week long winter vacation. Works well for us both.
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