Holiday watering

Hi all am off on holiday on sun and was just wondering how to keep my seedlings moist ? Was wondering what methods you have tried ?
Ilona

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,726
    How many have you got? and what are you growing them in?
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  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 107
    I have sweatpeas in loo rolls about 12 and Cosmos in the natural pots you can buy
    Ilona
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 107
    I have left a wet tea towel underneath them,so fingers crossed!
    Ilona
  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 728
    It's a difficult time of year to go on holiday but I'm doing it too - our annual spring holiday to Cornwall in early May.  I'm going to sow my seeds in the next few days, put the trays on capillary matting and hope for the best.  Good luck Ilona and have a lovely holiday.
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 776
    I have been known throughout take my pots of seedlings with me on holiday in the country (would be a bit more problematic on a plane!). 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,256
    Make sure the tea towel has at least one corner hanging over and into a bucket of water.  It will then wick water up to the seedlings.  Just on its own will not be enough and you risk coming home to crispy seedlings.
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  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 250
    Of course, if you have a handy young lad or girl close by....:| Works a treat for me!  And she does the main summer water for 2 weeks, lots of containers and baskets.  Of course, we give her a little something and then buy a quirky souvenir for her too - but it's worth it.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,256
    I did that once.  Asked a supposedly bright teenager neighbour to water every day but she underestimated all and forgot some.  I came home to crispy blueberries and dead hanging baskets and wilted others.  Ever since I have moved all pots, baskets and troughs together and set them to be sprinkled on an automatic timer.  I come home to very happy pots.

    Wouldn't work for little seedlings tho.  They need a gentler system.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 107
    Happy to report that my seedlings are fine.Wet tea towel worked a treat .Happy Easter all :-)
    Ilona
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