So you need to take a vacation and are wondering what to do. Well you have a few options… Don’t go on Vacation, Get lots of stuff to monitor from remote locations, have a buddy come over n watch your plants, or shut everything off.
We are all going to end up in this situation wither it’s for a few days or maybe weeks. Not going on vacation it’s not much of an option. Getting lots of stuff to monitor from remote locations, while possible can be expensive. Having a friend come over sounds good if you trust them and they know what they are doing.
Finally the option I have used is to just shut everything down. Turn off the lights, no more water or fertilizer and do not load them up before you leave. The plants without a source of light will just consider it a long nite. They won’t have a demand for water, especially when it’s dark. If they are healthy going into hibernation they will be healthy coming out.
I’ve been out of the country for 2 weeks and returned to find healthy plants that had some lighter colored new growth. Within a day they were dark green and everything was good to go.
If you have a clone machine, not to worry just leave it run but be sure to trim back some roots that might be over 1/2″ long.