Gritty Mix, how-to-water on vacation?

rubyjchangApril 18, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I am just wondering if anyone has tips/personal experience about watering the Gritty Mix while you are gone on vacation/spring break/etc. I know that the best will be to get a friend to come, but that could be hard sometimes. Does anyone else have this problem? Especially since Gritty Mix won't usually tolerate a 1 week away time without watering!

Any tips whatsoever? Let's say, you are gone for 1 week or 2 weeks.


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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

I'm no expert, and only have one citrus in gritty mix indoors, and it doesn't get watered very often........definitely less than once per week Your plants must be outdoors.

This post was edited by edweather on Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 20:06

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Get a sprinkler timer, and put them on a drip. It's really tough to overwater plants in Gritty mix.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:29AM
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