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Post  dianamarie03 on Sat 24 Mar 2012 - 15:34

My family is going on vacation next weekend and I'm trying to come up with a way to keep my plants watered while we are away. I have about 60-70 Solo cups with plants of varying sizes to keep watered. Thinking about putting them in a baby pool in the garage and hooking up some drip irrigation on a timer. Other than having someone come by to water them, does anyone have other suggestions or tips on using drip irrigation on a timer? Thanks for any ideas Smile

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Post  TN_GARDENER on Sun 25 Mar 2012 - 7:30

Drip irrigation on a timer ought to work just fine. I suspect you'll be using some misters since you have 60-70 cups (installing and/or adjusting that many individual emitters might take forever).

I also can't help but wonder what might happen if you simply set the cups in an inch of water in your baby pool? Long term that's not a good idea, but a few days might turn out OK.

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Post  walshevak on Sun 25 Mar 2012 - 7:56

I'm planning to take a lot with me. Rubbermaid bins in the back of the truck. Most are for my son anyway. The rest are going into the greenhouse so my neighbor can water them. Will be gone 11 days and that's too long for the bathtubs. House plants and all are greenhouse bound.

I'm so glad a new neighbor moved in who is interested enough in my garden to help out. I've been paying her in Chard and lettuce. Razz I've even talked her husband into starting a bed for their house.

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