Reverse the before and after sign and that is what the place looked like at Samaritan Women. We tore up all the grass, weeds and tomatoes plants. It helped the Samaritan women a lot. It allowed them to be able to plant new vegetables for the winter.
Going away? Keep your plants wet: a bowl with plenty of water, placing one end of the string inside the container and the other end in the pot you want to water. By capillary action, the water will naturally move from the container to the pots.