Most people: "would you like to pet my cat / puppy / lizard?"

Sunbeam City comrades: "would you like to water my plants?"

@puffinus_puffinus I'm looking for someone to house sit and both look after my cat, AND plants for two weeks in June. At least I can put the cat in a cattery, but my plants...

Are you friendly with the neighbours? In the past we've been able to get help from them in similar situations.

@puffinus_puffinus kind of. And we have been able to ask help with the odd thing. The problem is not only is it two weeks, but I'm also not well enough to reciprocate. I don't feel comfortable asking for help when I cannot return in kind.

@GwenfarsGarden @puffinus_puffinus I had good luck drilling 3-4mm holes in the caps of 1 liter drink bottles and then plugging them in top down in the dirt. With one bottle per plant, 2 weeks was fine. I'm going to try to rig a drip hose this year.

@KnowPresent @puffinus_puffinus with the number of plants I have in pots (c. 50), and being energy poor (I have a chronic illness), this isn't an option sadly.

I hope to eventually sort out something like this, but it isn't possible at the moment

@puffinus_puffinus hah so true - when we went to Denmark, I asked the neighbor to not just water my basil and tomato seedlings, but also rotate the pots 90° every day

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