Mar 13, 2013

Ollas, Gotta have 'em!


The underground watering system that reduces evaporation, salting, water use, frequency, and waters the plants as they need directly to the roots. 
Check out the science
The pots are removed from the soil in freezing climates and at season end.
More Info.
Above from PRI Australia


3 comments:

miltonics said...

A recent search found these for sale at Home Depot, I also know that they are available from Urban Homesteaders (who have trademarked that name much to the consternation of that community).

You could also build them by gluing a couple of ceramic pots together and plugging the bottom. That's the method I chose, it worked very well.

miltonics said...

A recent search found these for sale at Home Depot, I also know that they are available from Urban Homesteaders (who have trademarked that name much to the consternation of that community).

You could also build them by gluing a couple of ceramic pots together and plugging the bottom. That's the method I chose, it worked very well.

Daniel Halsey said...

The Home Depot ones are too small for any good use. And expensive. I will get some good ones for us to try. You can pick one up in the Twin Cities when you come around.

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design
Getting to know your property, the plants you have and those you can grow, is a fulfilling endeavor. With most I am the steward of the land. I give them good soil biology and they do the rest. If I group them in cohesive plant communities, they respond with greater yields. If I encourage the micro-organisms (Fungus and bacteria) , the roots obsorb more nutrients making a pest and disease resistant plant. A stronger plant that gives us more organic food and takes less energy.

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden
Self Renewing Fertility, Soil Building, Water Catchment, Tea Trail Swale, Erosion Control and Native American Medicinals