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Vacation Watering
Vacation Watering - Regular
Vacation Watering
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  • Easy No-spill Watering
  • Great for Container Gardening and Indoor Gardening
  • Time-Release Fertilizer
  • Waters the roots, not the weeds
  • Keeps leaves dry, preventing blight
  • Use Indoors and Outdoors
  • Use Outdoors to Collect Rain Water
  • Vacation Watering for Plants and Flowers - Easy and Economical

    AquaSpikes with AquaRocks are an ideal tool for Vacation Watering of your Plants and Flowers.Vacation with confidence knowing that your plants will be watered for up to 2 weeks with our Vacation Watering Kit. Economical and easy, just use your old two-liter plastic bottles for indoor and outdoor unattended vacation watering. Great for indoor container potted plants and flowers or outdoor gardening. Enjoy healthiervacation watering plants that thrive while you are gone, and no more need to worry about houseplant sitters!

    When using our Vacation Watering Kit, you can water your plants, unattended, for up to 2 weeks!!

    AquaSpikes are incredibly easy to use. Just add water and AquaRocks to your 2 liter bottle, slide the AquaSpike onto the bottle and insert into the soil. Then, your watering is done for the next 10 - 14 days.

    "Hello. Wanted to thank you for making AquaSpikes and AquaRocks available. I used both products during a 1 week vacation. On my return, all the outdoor plants were in great shape . Even my water-demanding tomatoes and Impatiens were still thriving. Just look at the new tomatoes which appeared during my absence. What a wonderful surprise to find them!"

    Rosalie S., Mountain Home, AR

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    The Easy Way To Water:

    • Easy No-spill Watering
    • Great for Container Gardening and Indoor Gardening
    • Time-Release Fertilizer
    • Waters the roots, not the weeds
    • Keeps leaves dry, preventing blight
    • Use Indoors and Outdoors
    • Use Outdoors to Collect Rain Water
    • Easy Vacation Watering when used with AquaRocks

    "I used the AquaSpikes on my tomato plants and hanging flower baskets while on vacation for 7 days and they looked perfect upon my return. The weather was dry and the AquaSpikes did the trick!"

    Dan E., Morgantown, WV

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    Great Indoors and Outdoors:container gardening, flower gardening, plant care moisture control
    The sides of the AquaSpikes contain holes for releasing water slowly into the soil. Sink them into the soil just a little bit for quick watering of shallow roots, or deeper for established plants, where surface watering often has difficulty penetrating down to new roots! You can set as many as you need around the plant, or just use one and refill it in seconds with the hose as you "do the rounds" in the garden.

    AquaSpikes (when used with AquaRocks) won't over water your plants, either. They release water slowly, as the soil dries and needs more. And talk about a built-in weed control, because you're watering your plants roots directly, it helps prevent weed growth beside your favorite plants! You'll save lots of water as well, because you won't lose a drop to evaporation or runoff!



    Vacation Kit - Regular: Includes 2 packages of AquaSpikes (4 pack) and 1 AquaRocks (3/4 pounds)

    Vacation Kit - Plus: Includes 4 packages of AquaSpikes (4 pack) and 1 AquaRocks (3/4 pounds)

    AquaSpikes Instructions
    AquaSpikes are a great, handy, watering device. Only a little bit of effort is needed in the beginning to make sure that you set them up properly. Once they are set up, they can last for years with very little work. Your plants will fluorish with this seemingly endless supply of water.

    Use AquaRocks!!! We cannot stress this enough. Using AquaRocks will yield the best results, and will be the easiest to set up. We have spent countless hours setting these systems up, and have supported thousands of customers. This is the best way. If you don't have AquaRocks, we suggest you get some. You'll be glad you did in the end.

    Standard Instructions
    1. You'll need a soda bottle. The larger the bottle, the more water you can provide to your plants, and the longer the bottle will last. We recommend using a 2 liter bottle.
    2. Remove the cap.
    3. Remove the safety ring around the neck of the bottle. See the picture on the right. Just cut the safety ring off with either scissors or a knife. If you do not remove this safety ring, the bottle will not make a tight fit with the AquaSpike, and you will have leakage. There are no threads on the AquaSpike. The bottle and the AquaSpike will make a very nice tight compression fitting, once the safety ring is removed.
    4. Fill the bottle with water.
    5. Add 1/2 teaspoon of AquaRocks to the bottle. The AquaRocks will turn into gel in about 5 minutes. If you look into the bottle, you should notice the gel sitting at the bottom of the bottle. It should rise up about 3-5 inches into the bottle.
    6. Attach the AquaSpike to the bottle.
    7. Bring the AquaSpike and bottle to the location where it is to be inserted.
    8. Quickly, turn the bottle over, and slide the AquaSpikes into the ground, up to the collar of the AquaSpike. A small amount of water may spill from the AquaSpike as you turn it over. That is normal. The AquaRocks will start to float down to the bottom, and into the AquaSpike. As they do, they water will flow out of the AquaSpike, into the soil. As the AquaRocks settle, the flow rate will slow down. The AquaRocks should now be filled into the AquaSpike, and rise up about 2 inches into the bottle.
    9. This configuration, with a 2 liter bottle, will last about 10-14 days. The bottle will start to collapse on itself over the next few days. That is normal.

    For Maximum Results, Also Do The Following 
    * Thoroughly water the soil BEFORE putting the AquaSpike into the soil.
    * Add AquaRocks to the soil, also. You can do this with the dry AquaRocks. Just poke holes in the soil, using a pencil or screwdriver. Sprinkle a few pinches of AquaRocks into the hole. Repeat this in 4-6 spots around each plant. Alternatively, you can use the AquaRocks Injector (pictured right) to shoot pre-wetted AquaRocks into the soil.

    Alternate Instructions For Permanent Installations
    If you want to keep the AquaSpikes in place, then a few additional steps will make refilling the bottles very simple:

    1. Cut the bottom of the bottle off.
    2. Follow the Standard Instructions above.
    3. Place the bottom of the bottle into the main portion of the bottle to reduce evaporation.
    4. When it is time to add water, remove the bottom cut-off, and fill with either a garden hose or water pitcher.

    AquaSpikes FAQ - The Better Way To Water!

    What are AquaSpikes?

    AquaSpikes are handy, easy-to-use devices that turn ordinary empty soda bottles into plant watering devices. You just fill the bottle with water, screw the AquaSpike onto the top of the soda bottles, and then sink them into the soil. Fill the bottle with water and liquid feed, and your watering is done for the next few days or even longer. When used with AquaRocks, one application can keep your soil moist for weeks!

    Where can I purchase AquaSpikes in my area?

    Our products are available exclusively at and through select gardening catalogs. See our shipping page for free shipping offers.

    How does the Vacation Watering System work?

    Our Vacation Watering package contains AquaRocks and AquaSpikes. AquaRocks are a water absorbing crystal that helps hold moisture in the soil. AquaSpikes are a watering tool that attaches to empty soda bottles to water the roots directly. AquaRocks should be added to the soil of your plants and when the AquaRocks are added to the soda bottle, then can slow the drip rate so the water drips out over a longer period of time.

    Click here to learn more about how to use AquaSpikes

    Can I overwater my plants with AquaSpikes?

    AquaSpikes wont over water your plants, either. They release water slowly, as the soil dries and needs it. And talk about a built-in weed control, because you are watering your plants roots directly, it helps prevent weed growth beside your favorite plants! You will save lots of water as well, because you wont lose a drop to evaporation or runoff!

    Can I use AquaSpikes with AquaRocks?

    YES! In fact, we encourage using both products together. Using AquaRocks with AquaSpikes will minimize the need for watering even more than either product alone. Simply keep an eye on your 2 liter bottle of water. When it is empty, refill it. Together they are a great combination for easier plant care.

    Will AquaSpikes work alone as a vacation watering systems?

    No, Only when you use AquaSpikes AND AquaRocks will you have an effective Vacation Watering tool. Using BOTH AquaRocks and AquaSpikes will allow you to keeps plants watered for 1-2 Weeks.

    Can I use AquaSpikes anywhere and with all plants?

    YES! AquaSpikes are great for use with plants that do not like getting their leaves wet -- such as Phlox, Zinnia, Roses, African violets and other varieties. You can use AquaSpikes for indoor gardening, container gardening, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. For indoor gardening and container gardening, AquaSpikes can be an easier way to water with spilling.

    Can I use AquaSpikes for outdoor gardening?

    YES! AquaSpikes are great for outdoor gardening, vegetable gardening, or flower gardening. You simply cut the bottom off the 2-liter bottle and capture rain water. Its also very easy to simply drop your hose into the open end of the 2-liter bottle. You only water your plant, not pesky weeds. Its better plant care.

    How often should I water my plants when using AquaSpikes?

    That will depend on how you are using the AquaSpikes in your plant care program. If you are just using the AquaSpikes alone for deep root watering, it may only take a 1 hour or so to fully deep root water the plant. If you fill the AquaSpikes with sand or even stuff a few wet paper towels into the AquaSpikes, it will take 1-5 days for the water to slowly seep into your plant.

    Can I use AquaSpikes with fertilizer or soil amendments?

    YES! AquaSpikes are a terrific way to easily add liquid fertilizers and soil amendments. To help improve your plant care, try adding a little Algoflash AND SoilSyrup to the 2-liter bottle every time you water. You will really see the difference in all your flower gardening, vegetable gardening, indoor gardening and container gardening.

    Why does the bottle collapse?

    The suction created by the water being pulled out of the bottle can cause the bottle to collapse. That's okay; it tells you that the soil is actually drawing watering out of the bottle as it needs it.

    The water does not seem to be draining out of the AquaSpikes, what should I do?

    It may be that you have added too many AquaRocks to the bottle. You should try and remove some of the AquaRocks. When you turn the bottle upside down again, it should provide a slow, steady drip if you have the right ratio of AquaRocks to water. If you lift up the AquaSpike and bottle and there is a little drip on the tip, your plants will be just fine and getting the water they need.

    If you have a question about AquaSpikes or any of our other products that is not answered here, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    AquaRocks Downloads

    Read our Vacation Watering Instructions with AquaSpikes and AquaRocks. (90k pdf)

    Read about AquaSpikes and AquaRocks for easier Plant Care. (pdf 1.5Mb)

    If you have a question not covered in this FAQ, please contact us

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