Leaving for vacation?

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My grow should finish around the time we should be gone on vacation for a week. Does anyone have a thought or technique for watering while you're gone. I figure I can water before walking out the door, but I'd like them to remain hydrated about mid week... Thanks for any thoughts.
 
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Bonsaiweed

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My grow should finish around the time we should be gone on vacation for a week. Does anyone have a thought or technique for watering while you're gone. I figure I can water before walking out the door, but I'd like them to remain hydrated about mid week... Thanks for any thoughts.
Some people use the watering globes...which are good for a few days. Others build a DIY drip system.

I would go with the globes, they can be purchased on amazon, and do work......

Just my opinion.....
 

Weaselcracker

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I have a couple auto watering systems I’ve rigged up, but for a situation where I’m only away for a week, I prefer to just up-pot into bigger pots. Ones that they will last a week in before needing watering. I figure a week-sized pot is a good size anyway, for the plants and for my schedule.

It does need a little experience to be able gauge the right size pot. Still- I find it better and much more foolprooof than the watering systems.
Haven’t tried those globe things -that may be a better option depending how many plants you have.
 
I water before leaving and take a empty wine bottle fill and turn upside down and stick in soil, it won’t drain out till the soil drys,and plant can take it in. Sort of like those globes only larger (cheaper too)