How To Keep Your Garden Watered While You're On Vacation

by Rachel Jacks

Tips for how to keep your garden watered while you're on summer vacation

In my part of the world, the hot, sunny summer growing season does not overlap much with the rainy season. It can go weeks without a drop of rain in the summer, which makes watering my vegetable garden daily a necessity. But summer is also vacation time, so if you don’t have a sprinkler system, how do you keep everything from dying while you’re gone? Don’t worry, there are a variety of DIY solutions to this problem.      

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Quick and Easy Self-Watering Gardening Planters.

by Chris Gardner

Easy, convenient, and recycled. Why not make 'em by the dozens?

Quick and Easy Self-Watering Gardening Planters.


  • One or two quart milk jug
  • Scissors
  • Planting foam
  • Potting soil

1) Cut the milk jug in half, below the handle.

2) Press the top half of the jug into the foam, and then bend to break it off.

3)Place the top half in the bottom half, fill with soil, and polish up your green thumb.

For full instructions, visit Instructables.


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