Aug 16, 2013

Rice Bag Beds with Olla Irrigation

 The Partnership Garden at the School of Environmental Studies in Minnesota uses rice bags and Ollas for a closed system of grow irrigation. Side and top are allowed to dry out as the moisture is concentrated at the center where plant roots can regulate their own water use. The clay Olla pitchers are used to reduce water use by 50% and make water available directly at the root zone. Fewer weeds too.




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