I'm a plant expert – how to keep your plants watered while you're on holiday

FILLING your home with plants has loads of benefits.

Not only do they look cool and stylish, but they help lift you mood and freshen the air.

But what happens when you go on holiday for days or even weeks at a time and can't water your precious plants?

There's always the option of a house sitter that can come in and do the job for you, but what if you don't know anyone in your area?

Luckily, this green fingered pro has a handy trick to keep your plants thriving while you're catching a tan.

Justine shared the trick on TikTok, explaining that all you need is a pot of water a some string.

Read more on plants

Do you have any of these ‘criminal’ plants in your garden?

I’m a gardening expert – six easy things to try if your plants aren’t growing

All you need to do is grab a large pot of water and your string, generally thicker string or chord works best.

Make sure your pot of water is kept on a higher level than your plants and put on end of the string in the pot.

Create a small but deep hole in the soil of your plants and put the other end of the string in the hole.

The string should then gradually water your plant while you're away, as long as there is enough water in the out.

Most read in Fabulous


Fans all say same thing as 'embarrassed' Harry has face wiped by Meg


Gran recoils from ‘ugly baby pic’ before hearing she's ‘FaceTiming the parents’

Bye bye belly

I’m a plus sized style guru – how to hide your stomach easily and fashionably


I'm a fashionista…I'll show how to give your boobs support in loose tops

You can add as many plants around the pot as you want, keep the water level in mind.

Justine tried the method herself when she went on holiday and reported back on the results.

She said: "I'm happy to report the plants are happy and thriving.

"I was really worried about the nerve plant but it's doing great and we even got some new growth."

She admitted that she "wasn't super consistent with how deep I put the strings into each individual pot."

This became clear when she realised that some of the plants' soil was more dry than others.

Read More on The Sun

I’m 76 & my man is 19… trolls say I look like his grandma, but we’re in love

Sunak could make announcement TOMORROW to help Brits with soaring energy bills

Other keen gardeners seemed to love the trick, one said: "A girl I know did this for a 15 days vacation and all of her plants were thriving!!!"

Another noted: "I did this when we went for over two weeks vacation, I used a bigger bucket and placed all my plants in my bath tub – It worked!"

    Source: Read Full Article