Pint size Ollas-Set of 5
*Reduce Water Usage 50% -70%
*Save Time (fill every 5 - 10 days)
*Reduce Weeds (because the surface of the soil stays dryer)
*Strengthen Roots and Plants
This listing is for five (5) pint-sized clay Olla irrigation pots. Each is about 6" tall and 3.5" wide, and holds approximately 1 pint (2 cups). They are an ideal size for 8"-12" pots.
A bit of information for you:
Ollas are low-tech irrigation pots, that were first documented in China about 2000 years ago, but many researchers think they have been used for closer to 4000 years. They continue to be widely used in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and there is increasing awareness of them in the US.
They are clay pots that have been fired at low temperatures, allowing them to remain porous. When filled with water, they SLOWLY seep water out through the walls of the pot. Plants never get over-watered or under-watered.
To use an Olla, bury it up to it's neck and fill it with water. Our Ollas can be easy filled with a hose or wand, and also work well with an upturned wine bottle to extend the time between filling. Ollas will provide water outwards a distance about the same as their diameters. Further, plants' roots seek out and find the Ollas, making them almost 100" efficient, as the roots draw water through the walls of the Ollas.
What I love about Ollas are their simplicity - It is estimated that the use of Ollas in the garden reduces water use by 50% - 70%. They also reduce weeds because the surface of the soil remains dryer and they eliminate soil compaction . . . and best of all, they improve yields.