The high temperatures and strong sunshine of summer can weaken or even kill some indoor plants. The latter therefore need special attention to cope with these extreme conditions. Here are our best products to feed, moisturize and protect your crops, whatever they are, during the summer.
Solutions to continue watering plants during the summer holidays
For plant lovers who plan to be absent for a few days or even weeks, it is not always easy to find solutions to keep them healthy during the summer. Many decide to entrust the key to their home to neighbors or relatives so that the necessary watering continues until their return. If this alternative does not suit you, there are other ways to not end up with unpleasant surprises. Here are some of them.
- Fill your bathtub with 2 or 3 cm of water, then lay down a few layers of towels and absorbent fabrics. Once the water is fully absorbed, you just need to lay the plant pots underneath. This system makes it possible to keep the plants cool for a week provided they are well protected from the sun’s rays in order to prevent the towels from drying out.
- Take a well-filled plastic water bottle, then drill two or three small holes in the lid using a large sewing needle. Push the head of the bottle with holes in the earth of your plant pot. Your plants will be watered for 3 to 7 days depending on the size of the bottle.
- Invest in a multi-pot kit: a large bin will be placed near your plants and will be connected to them using small pipes. The flow rate as well as the frequency of watering can usually be programmed.
- Lay gelated water (sold in plant stores) on each pot. Over the days, the water in gel gradually turns into droplets of water to water the plants.
Even if these tips keep your plants healthy during the summer, especially if you are away for a few days, certain gestures must be respected. First, stay attentive to the needs of each plant in relation to the brightness. For example, you need to leave a light on near some varieties that do not tolerate prolonged total darkness. You should also group the flower pots side by side in order to limit the warming of the land. But the main rule is not to expose the plants directly to the sun’s rays, since their leaves may become too dry even if you use an automatic watering solution. Here are our best products and gadgets designed to care for plants during the summer.
Our Choice: Moontie Solar Irrigation System
Moontie’s Timer Drip Irrigation Kit is ideal for you to water your plants automatically during the summer. The garden hose is made from a food silicone material that is resistant to UV rays, corrosion, and high temperatures. Its function is to regulate the amount of water and thus ensure a precise irrigation system according to the needs of your plant. We chose this product as number 1 first for the quality of its materials, then for its ecological character. Indeed, it works with solar energy. Silent, this Watering Kit discreetly waters your plants without disturbing the neighborhood. This kit is composed of:
- 1 programmable watering timer
- 10 adjustable nozzles
- 10 floor inserts
- 10 T-fittings
- 1 4/7 pipe of 10 m
- 1 solar panel
- 1 charging cable
- 1 filter
This Moontie watering kit can be used in all places where plants need to be watered: in a yard, in the garden, on the balcony, on the terrace, etc.
Irrigation kit12 pieces DOUYAO: to water up to 15 days
The DOUYAO brand drip irrigation kit automatically waters your indoor plants during the summer or any other season of the year. It is a valve sprinkler whose valve of the distributor is adjustable according to the water needs of your plants. So you can set the flow speed from 0 to 60 seconds/drop, which allows you to regulate water for up to 15 days. It is therefore the ideal sprinkler to be quiet during your summer getaways.
The watering system of this garden equipment directly feeds the roots of plants with water. Its U-shaped switch prevents leaks and ensures a regular flow, even without monitoring: one of the reasons why we chose it! In addition, this irrigation kit is easy to use. It is enough to drill the holes indicated on the bottom of the bottle. Also, don’t forget to cut the neck of the bottle to allow air to circulate. This accessory is suitable for most bottles with an inner diameter of 3.8 cm.
Absorbent granules BERGER World – Little Jungle: save time
BERGER World’s Little Jungle absorbent granules are water-retaining hydropower, that is, small water reservoirs that feed your indoor plants during the summer. These small granules absorb clear water and then redistribute it to your plants according to their needs, even in your absence. This system reduces watering time by up to 80% while promoting the growth of your plants. These Little Jungle granules are biodegradable and have an efficiency of 5. These water gels promote the growth of your plants and maintain their roots. Practical, they are also rich in nutrients essential for the proper development of crops. It is for this reason that this product appears in this classification. One sachet can maintain 2-4 medium-sized plants.
LifBetter automatic watering: smart irrigation
The Lifbetter connected drip irrigation system is a convenient dual pump automatic watering device to maintain your plants during the summer. It combines the functions of a pump and watering timer. The water in the container is pumped economically. This system saves up to 70% of water compared to traditional watering. The average capacity of irrigation is about 400 ml per minute.
But the great highlight of this watering system is the ability to connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Control the watering system via the Lifbetter app: you will be able to schedule the watering of your plants, even when you are not at home! We selected this device because it offers a watering time interval from 0 to 999 seconds and automatically remembers the programming function according to the needs of your plants. No need to reset it every time.