So you’re taking off on a big trip? Good for you. Studies have shown that vacations are good for your health, but now you have to figure out what to do about watering your beloved plants. The good news is that it’s perfectly fine to leave plants on their own while you’re away. It just takes a little planning and forethought.
Well-watered houseplants will last for days, even a week, on their own. If you’re heading out for a short time, give them a final drink just before you leave and move them out of sunny windows or hot rooms. Outdoor plants will dry out faster, so give them a soaking before moving them into a cool garage or laundry room to slow down their water use.
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