So, I am leaving next week for the cooler temps of northern Minnesota... This brings much reliefe and fear of leaving the garden in my husbands though more than capable hands.
Too much water, everything dies, too little same thing. Water the seedlings gently husband, don't wash the seeds out of the pots... ugh. If I try to tell him how to do it, I get this look of "duh I can water a garden" all the while I am scared of what I will come home to.
Looking for advice while I am gone! Its just a week... not too much bad can happen right??????
The last time I went on vacation during the garden season, I got a friend of a friend to take care of my garden. I wrote a detailed list of how I did things. I then walked the friend through the garden during watering time, showing her just how I did things.
I could tell by the look in her eyes that she thought I had OCD, and I strongly suspect she threw the list away as soon as I drove off. I worried myself sick while I was gone, but when I returned a week later, the garden was healthy and vibrant, the only difference being that the plants had grown.
When you're used to doing something a certain way, you get to thinking it's the only way. (Well, I do, anyway.) Your husband may have a different way of watering, and maybe a seed or two will in fact wash away. I'll bet your garden survives, though. It might even thrive.
I can still remember how excited I was when someone invented the crockpot. I LOVED coming home from work to a cooked dinner. Think of your husband as a garden crockpot. That's what it will be like for you. You will come home, and your plants will be bigger. Some might even be done