These Stakes Water Your Plants for You While You're on Vacation—and They're Only $8 Apiece

“I'm a bit embarrassed to say that they do a better job than I do at keeping my plants consistently watered.”

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Blumat Classic Plant Watering Stakes
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The summer is always packed with activities and vacations that invite you to travel away from home. But the season is also prime time for gardening. In order to enjoy your adventures and know that your flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and plants are still receiving all of the water they need to thrive, think about adding a set of these best-selling self watering stakes to your garden for just $24.

The chief purpose of the Blumat Classic Plant Watering Stakes is to water your plants automatically whenever the soil runs dry. The best part is the gardening gadget never provides more water than the plant needs. The stakes come in a set of three, so each one is just $8—and they work particularly well for house plants, according to the brand. In fact, the set is the top-selling product in Amazon's Self-Watering Stakes category, and it has nearly 3,600 five-star ratings.

Blumat Classic Plant Watering Stakes
Courtesy of Amazon

Buy It: Blumat Classic Plant Watering Stakes, ($24, Amazon)

"These stakes work great, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say that they do a better job than I do at keeping my plants consistently watered," shared one five-star reviewer who used the watering spikes while they were away for three weeks. "These are fantastic little devices, and they worked [like] a charm to water patio plants while [we] were away for a week," echoed another shopper.

The plant waterer is designed for easy use, requiring just a few simple steps. Take the gadget apart and submerge the ceramic cone in water for 15 minutes. Then, fill the cone with water and place the cap with the attached tube on top. Next, insert the stake into the plant's soil and thread the tube into a water reservoir. As long as the stake is in soil and connected to the water source, it will continue to water your plant as needed.

"I put a hash mark on the container at the fill line and was able to verify that water was being siphoned from the reservoir to the plants," wrote a reviewer who suggested testing the stakes out while you're home if you plan to travel. In the end, they concluded, "I love this product and highly recommend it."

Why ask a neighbor to water your plants for you when you can use the Blumat self-watering gardening stakes instead? For just $24, you can travel away from home and continue to enjoy your blossoming garden and happy house plants once you're back in town.

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