Growing plants with less water !
Burry the olla between the plants in a border or planter. After filling the terracotta pot with water the roots of the plants will draw water from the pot. This form of irrigation can save up 70% of the garden water consumption.
* easy to use
* saves up to 70% of garden water consumption
* saves time
* too much or too little watering is not possible
* less weeds
* less snails
* ensures a better soil structure
Use of ceramic vessels is an ancient technique for efficient irrigation. Unglazed clay pots, from long forgotten ancient gardens, have been found from China to South America. Today these so-called ollas are still used all over the world in, in particular, traidtional cultures.
The pots are buried between the plants in the vegetable garden, in a border or planter. Then the pot is filled with water and the roots of the plants draw water from the pot. If the soil is moist, the pot will stop seeping. Depending on the amount of water the plants use, the pot can be refilled 1 to 2 times a week. This form of irrigation can save up to 70% of the garden water consumption. The olla can be closed with the supplied cork so that evaporation of water is prevented.
Besides that, no small garden animals or insects can fall into the pot and it wards off mosquitoes.
Dig out the olla for the winter and keep it indoors; the olla is not frost resistant.
|Material||Cork / Terracotta|
|Height||26,5 cm - 32 cm|
|Diameter||Ø 15,2 cm - 18,6 cm|