If a person decided to leave the house for a while, the question arises about the care of homemade plants. You can ask for friends, but guarantees that care will be carried out in good faith, no one will give. There are several ways to keep flowers without resorting to extraneous assistance or complex purchased mechanisms. However, they can only be considered as a temporary measure. If timely irrigation is not constantly, then you should look for another output.
Preparation of plants
If the trip did not surprise, Plants better prepare for upcoming changes in advance.
- Remove into the shadow so that the evaporation goes less intensively. It also depends on the time of year, the presence of working heating devices and ventilation.
- Remove affected leaflets and inflorescences. Professionals advise partially to nourish healthy leaves, and not only blossomed flowers, but both buds. This measure may seem cruel, but will allow the plant to spend water more economically.
- Wipe the leaves, sprinkle them from the sprayer.
- All flower pots are placed in one place and cover top of the film, making several holes in it for air inflows. An alternative film can become observer material – it is more porous, contributes to the air exchange and prevents the formation of mold.
- If you place flowers with groups, isolate patients with plants. In close proximity, even a banal fungus will quickly strike healthy neighbors.
- Immediately before leaving all the flowers you need to pour well. In rare cases, the plant is taken out with the Earth (lump) and lowered into the water, but for a while – so that the earth does not crumble.
In order for the plant to not die, he needs water. In our case, you need a source where it will be evenly, but in the right amount to enter the flower pot. Since this problem is not new, there are all sorts of devices. But in the turmoil about them you can forget, and even to make something like this very simple.
From the bottle
For the first option you need a bottle. Ideally – plastic, but you can take any. The main thing is that she has a lid. Wine bottles in the framing of greenery look more aesthetic. You can also paint them, arrange a decoupage or decorate with ribbons, rhinestones, beads. This option is commemorated even with regular care, for example, it will help easier to move the heat in the summer.
Instructions for manufacture.
- It is easier to pour water if the bottle does not have a bottom. But you can pour it through the neck.
- In traffic jam, we make one or two narrow holes – so that water dripped. Close and install on the right place.
- It can be just put or plugged into the ground. Then to judge the intensity of watering can be in the amount of decreasing water. Bottle can be sown above the flower, but low.
Watering is regulated by the width and number of holes in the traffic jam. If it comes into contact with the ground, you need to put a piece of any mesh tissue and tighten it so that its ends with the reserve look out. It will prevent the lands in getting inside the bottle.
For this construction, you need a lace, twine or any other rope. For the absence of those can be used twisted in the harnesses of the fabric strip. In this case, the rope must absorb water well. It is believed that synthetic tissues are preferable to natural, since the latter can start rot. But in a week and with natural, nothing will happen.
Principle of operation of the construction.
- One side of the rope is lowered in dishes with water, the other is placed in a pot.
- You can arrange a rope as from above – so that the free end lay on the ground and below, while looking into the water drain hole. In the latest version, more water will be delayed in the soil, as it will evaporate less. But there is a risk that the rope is peeling the pallet and the inflow will not.
If the water container is wide (for example, a basin) water will actively evaporate and maintain the desired humidity in the room for a comfortable state of the plant.
From one basin you can bring the rope to different plants. Or, if the flower needs a lot of moisture, put several sources of water with laughs from different sides. To rope or harness not slipped from the designated place, they must be fixed.
Automatic moisture arrival can be provided with various substances capable of absorbing water. After her evaporation, they usually dry. The most popular are hydrogel balls. They can stay freshly cut flowers for a long time. And some plants in them plant like in the ground. Hydrogel is completely able to temporarily replace watering. This requires:
- hydrogel balls;
- a pot of larger;
- Wet balls in water so that they are swollen.
- Remove the plant together with the ground from the pot. To make it neatly, without damaging the root, the land in the pot needs to be moistened.
- Bottom pot of larger sizes fall asleep balls. Then in the center put a removal plant with the earth. Balls should fill all the remaining space around the circumference. They are placed on top of a thin layer.
Three, balls will give water soil. To slow down this process, you can additionally use any other method of auto paragraph. There are mats with similar properties – they put flower pots on them. Sliced with thin stripes, they absorb water well, so they can be used instead of ropes or rag harnesses.
On the pallet
The easiest way of auto park is to place all pots into the pallet or bath with water. But, despite the simplicity, there are flaws here:
- moisture will only come to the lower layers of the soil, which is not suitable for plants with a weak root system;
- If not changing the water for several days – it will turn into an ideal medium for reproduction of mold or fungus;
- In the lower house of soil, water can stagnate and the outflow will not be.
Much safer to put everything on the basis of the ceramisite, filled with water.
Approximately on the same principle there are kashpo with autopolitan. CacheP is a decorative container in which the pot is placed. In addition to the fact that it serves as a kind of decoration, water flows from drainage holes. The essence of the autopoly is simple – water is poured into KashPu, which feeds the plant through the same holes. In purchased models in Kashpo, a special float is built, which shows the amount of water. At home, the water level will need to be checked independently with a certain periodicity.
And the volume of water to be pouring can be calculated by experimentally and make the appropriate mark on the inside. Kashpo, of course, you need to wash at least once a week.
Droppers can participate in water supply. Needles are not needed, only water tank, tubule and flow control. Pluses of the system:
- Transparent material looks unobtrusively;
- tubes can be knocked up to the required length;
- You can easily adjust the amount of incoming fluid.
In order for the flow to be constant, it is important to correctly arrange the end of the hose and water container. Capacity should be above the level of the pot, the hose is located at a low angle. Its length is easy to trim. So that the hose does not shift, it is weakly tied to a plastic or wooden peg.
From the tubes from droppers and suitable on the diameter, but borrowed from other spheres of hoses, you can create whole systems for watering at once several indoor plants.
But it is important to follow the position of the whole structure, so that the water goes uniformly, and the tubes did not go. In addition, it is important to take care of the tightness of the compounds.
How to check that the selected option works?
Well, if you have the opportunity to check the efficiency of the device you created and see the plant reaction.
- Auto oppression, although made with your own hands, must fit the type of plants. The moisture of your stock may not be enough, but for cacti will be abundant.
- If the water supply goes below, you need to make sure that the soil moistened to the root level. Plants with short roots can not get it. Soil moisture can be checked with the same wooden toothpick or spitting.
- Make how fast water is spent. It may take a container with a large volume. Or not one system, and two.
- Well, if after a few days someone will still be able to check the condition of the plants. Water supply systems can be checked or give any other failure. Come and look at the flowers are not so troublesome, how to do their full watering. As a last resort, during the absence of them you can observe through the cameras connected to the Internet.
How to organize a lifting plants using a dropper, look in the video below.