Vacation Watering — It’s Personal

Bonsai Iterate

I’m sure you’ve seen the question posted to bonsai groups, “What do you do for vacation watering?” There are two categories of options: some sort of automatic watering system, or ask/hire a human to do it for you. So, which is best?

The short answer is, it’s a personal choice. You have to do what makes you comfortable. Neither option is failure proof, and let’s face it, if you lose trees because of a watering failure over vacation… well, THAT’S PERSONAL TOO! That’s why I choose an automatic system. I would hate to lose a friend over some water.

My water timer

This is my current water timer. You can get one like it at a home improvement store or online. I have used this a few times and so far it has been very reliable. I have not tried or compared other models so this is not some sort…

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