|Some unusual plants popped up in our garden....|
The solution came in a post from Emma at Craving Fresh. She uses beer bottles full of water and pushed into the soil to keep it moist between watering. I thought it was worth a try while I was away for a few days. My husband was going to be home, but not sure if he would get time to water, so I placed beer bottles full of water next to my favourite plants, just in case. It was very hard to choose which plants received a beer bottle though, they are all so precious!
I set it up a couple of days before I went away so I could see how much water was used. Some bottles were almost full the next day and others had drained a few centimeters. I guess it just depends on the soil drainage. I would recommend doing a trial run so you can assess your soil and see how the plants cope.
We don't usually have so many beer bottles, as we make our own beer, but we've both been working long hours and got a bit behind on the brewing, good timing huh! It just goes to show that beer is useful for a few things in the garden :)
How do you manage your garden while you're away?