You will need
- - scissors;
- - the water reservoir;
Take a dropper – their number should be the same as you have pots with flowers. Needles and tips, which come with droppers, you need to remove – they are not useful. Blow into the drip on both sides, it should be purged, and visually estimate the IV on the integrity.
Those ends, which must be a needle, tie in a bun without squeezing the tube. Tie a bunch of heavy stuff in quality goods. It can be stone, metal or any other that is able to perform the function of anchors. A heavy load is necessary in order that the ends of the droppers are not surfaced from the water and securely held on the container bottom.
Choose a suitable container. It could be a bottle of drinking water 5 liter. If you have a lot of plants or you are leaving for a long time, then you need a bigger tank, for example, a bucket.
Put containers with water on the rise. It can be a stool or any other suitable piece of furniture. Importantly, the capacity was higher in pots with flowers. Place the ends of the droppers, with attached cargo into the prepared dish and pour water. In the middle of the tube is a controller that allows you to adjust the volume of the water flowing through it. First open the controller and make it so that the water flowed from the tube. When it starts to leak, stop the flow using the regulator.
Plug the other ends of the droppers into the ground each pot, adjust the water flow. The main thing - to calculate how many for each flower requires water. Flowers can not tolerate not only the absence of moisture, but its over. The drip you see water drips, and can adjust the speed as you need.
Advice 2: How to water plants on vacation
No problems with potted flowers, if you leave for a few days, or have a good and responsible neighbor willing to water your plants in your absence. But what can be done, if this is not possible, and flowers after the holidays I want to see in a flourishing and healthy?
There are several ways uniform watering that do not require human presence. First create all the flowers in a place where they would get enough light, but where they would not be too hot. The easiest way to keep plants moist is to make pots in water-filled basin, pan or tub. This method is not suitable for plants in very small pots and as for flowers, decaying frequent watering.
If water is required, it is best to repot the plants in pots, the bottom of which is covered with a sufficient layer of expanded clay or any drainage. It will allow water from the sump to rise to the roots of the plants, but will not allow excess moisture.
If the colors are not very many, pour them before leaving, and in each pot bury the inverted water bottle, the cover of which is made holes.
Another well-known old method: put a container of water above the level of plants. Take a woollen thread, one end of which lower and lock in capacity with water, the other bury a few inches in the pot. Thus plants will get required moisture. Experiment with this method in advance to ensure sufficient conductivity of the thread and ensure the thread is not dripping water between the tank and pot. If you use a "wick", keep in mind the size of the pot: single wick enough for a pot 10 cm in diameter, for pots of large sizes require a greater number of strands of the wicks.
If plants are not afraid of excessive moisture, pour them well before check-out or even leave for a few hours in water, then wrap the pots with plastic (or put in other plastic pots), and the top ground cover layer of moss so that the moisture does not evaporate quickly from the soil surface.
Check irrigation system in advance, otherwise you risk to remain without their flowers.
If you have a lot of plants in pots, you can make more than one irrigation system, and two or more.