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Grow a Garden Pack - 56 Litre

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2 unparalleled products in one bundle that is an out-of-the- box kit ready to GROW! A pairing of 2 great products for a flourishing garden!

The Grow Garden Pack - 56 Litres comprised of a 1 Litre Waterpot Tall Olla and our Root Pouch 45 Litre grow bag for your growing needs.

Enjoy the pack to grow through every season with vegetables, shrubs, citrus trees, ornamentals, and tall succulents, too! The bag's versatility does not stop with the season; it can be used throughout the year with shrubs, annuals, perennials, climbers, succulents, and more.

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The Grow Garden Pack - 45 Litres comprised of a 1 Litre Waterpot Tall Olla and our Root Pouch 45 Litre grow bag for your growing needs.
Enjoy the pack to grow through every season with vegetables, shrubs, citrus trees, ornamentals, tall succulents too! The versatility of the bag does not stop with the season, take it through the year with shrubs, annuals, perennials, climbers, succulents and more.

2 unparalleled products in one bundle that provide your plants with the best assistance to grow.

Find out more belowThe Grow Garden Pack - 56 Litres comprised of a 1 Litre Waterpot Tall Olla and our Root Pouch 56 Litre grow bag for your growing needs.

Enjoy the pack to grow through every season with vegetables, shrubs, citrus trees, ornamentals, tall succulents too! The versatility of the bag does not stop with the season, take it through the year with shrubs, annuals, perennials, climbers, succulents and more.

2 unparalleled products in one bundle that provide your plants with the best assistance to grow -

NEVER BE THIRSTY -A Waterpot Tall Olla provides a constant water supply to your plants based on natural scientific forces which take the guesswork out of watering your plants! Size: Diameter 10cm Height: 26cm

100% FOOD SAFE -A 56 Litre Root Pouch grow bag in Boxer Line (non-degradable) Navy, Forest Green or Brown or the semi-degradable Black or Grey line.
The Root Pouch bags are made of 100% recycled post-consumer PET water bottles and the Black and Grey line has natural fibres of jute, bamboo or cotton.

Root Pouch grow bags are the only bags on the market tested against the USFDA requirements for food safety and are 100% food-safe, and BPA-free.

The unique fabric prevents roots from circling so your plant is healthier and able to draw more nutrients and water! Measures approximately 43cm W x 38cm H

You won't find this bundle in any store on the planet so your choice of this pack is a truly unique purchase. Makes a unique gift as is or potted up, or treat for yourself!

Grow Bags: Measurements are approximate and may vary slightly due to the hand machining of the bags; the quantity, compaction and type of soil used.

Ollas: PLEASE NOTE As these are hand slipcast Terracotta items, there may be variations between one vessel and another in terms of colour, surface texture, weight and shape due to the nature of kiln firing and the natural qualities of Terracotta clay.

Benefits Of Olla

 

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Installation

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The plants get just what they need, right where they need it with no gadgets or sensors required!

Olla filled with water and buried in ground irrigates surrounding plants

 

How Plant Roots Love Waterpot Ollas (from the Up on The Rooftop Balcony Garden)

 

How To Use

Solving Your Garden Irrigation Issues

2000 years of olla technology has proven that simple low-tech device can solve important issues such as the irrigation of agriculture. Applied to our urban gardens and rural farm lands, this technique has the potential of getting gardeners through the toughest water shortages and restrictions. Using 50–70% less than normal surface-water irrigation, it makes it considerably better than drip irrigation, and virtually eliminates the surface-runoff and evaporation common in modern irrigation systems.

A clay pot is buried with only the top opening above the soil surface and filled with water. The porous walls of your Waterpot allow for water to dissipate into the soil as needed. Because the pores are small, the water does not freely flow out of the pot. 

A suction force is created by soil moisture tension as well as the plant roots. If soil is dry, the water inside the olla will release faster as the soil roots “pull” it out. Likewise, if there is a recent saturating rainfall the water in the olla will remain until the surrounding soil dries. Olla irrigation promotes deep watering and dense root growth which facilitates more efficient nutrient and water uptake. Soil and roots do not go through extreme drying and wetting cycles which prevents bitter tasting greens and cracks developing in tomatoes or melons.

The soil surface remains relatively dry in gardens with olla irrigation which can prevent the growth of weeds and help minimize some unwanted insect populations.

Burying a Waterpot olla in a Rootpouch or plant container

Tips for Using Ollas

• Bury The Waterpot leaving the neck above the pot shoulder remaining above the surface to prevent dirt and mulch from washing inside. Gently pack soil around olla.

• Water from The Waterpot will reach about 30cms  from the center point of the olla.

• Place Waterpots every 30cm in your garden for maximum impact.

• Use The Waterpots in planter containers at least 40 cm in size. 

• Check the water level frequently and refill The Waterpot as needed. The frequency depends upon the soil type, surrounding plant density, and weather. At times it may need refilling every 7 days or as frequently as every other day.

• The lid over the opening will minimize "evapotranspiration" and prevent mosquito breeding.

• Use Your Waterpot in slightly sandy or coarse textured soils. Soils with high clay content do not dissipate water well.

• If you have a very deep soil it is useful to place a saucer or drainage tray at the bottom of the hole where the Waterpot is to be placed. This impedes water seepage bellow while promoting seepage outward.

• Plant seeds a few centimetres from The Waterpot opening. Water the entire area and continue to surface water until the seeds germinate and continue this until roots are well established

How To Care For Your Olla Waterpot? 

We would recommend that if you live in a frost, snow or ice prone area that you dig up the pots up at the end of the growing season to prevent breakage over cold winter months; or if a container garden, that you move the containers to protected spaces. When turning over your soil at the end of a growing season, clean off any clinging roots and scrub to remove any salt or soil build up to free the pores of The Waterpot™ If you have a high mineral content in your soil a solution of 1:1 vinegar and water left inside the vessel for a few hours will help dissolve the mineral build up.

 

 

Benefits of Root Pouch bags

All Root Pouch boxer Brown, Navy and Forest bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles (PET/PETE)

All Root Pouch Black and Grey bags are made of 100% recycled plastic water bottles (PET)  blended with clean recycled natural fibres.

Only Root Pouch grow bags are the only bags on the market  that are independently accredited tested to the stringent USFDA guidelines for vessels that come into contact with food  to ensure the fabric is 100% safe and toxin-free

You can grow your food and medicinals with the confidence that no toxins are in the fabric! This is what makes the Root Pouch brand different from the rest. Root Pouch grow bags are proven to be 100% food safe and BPA free!

The Root Pouch bags are perfect replacements for heavy or bulky ceramic pots , are portable, make great storage solutions and ideal for small space gardens. Other inferior bags on the market are made of geotextile or new plastic.

How a Root Pouch Bag is made

The fabric container allows air to circulate, which will enable roots to air-prune and prevents root circling resulting in a fluffy, dense root ball with prolific feeder root growth. More nutrients, water and oxygen is available to the plant through this extensive root system!

Roots

 

  • Pots can be washed & re-used
  • Allows air & nutrients to pass freely through
  • Great to use with our Waterpot Ollas range!
  • Creates insulation from winter cold or summer heat
  • Will withstand UV rays
  • Produces bigger yields & promotes vigorous root growth
  • Better use of water and nutrients
  • Quicker growing times 
  • Better drainage
  • Industrial strength Industrial Lock Stitching
  • Available in a range of attractive colours
  • Easy to move using sturdy stitched handles

If you have other questions, do check out our extensive list of answers  HERE

When a plastic bag is not a plastic bag! Jim Averna, founder and owner explains why Root Pouch bags increase and allow oxygen flow to your plants -

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What To Grow

Ollas work best with plants with adventitious root systems, which are fibrous root systems and above-ground leaves.  The more roots in the subsoil, the better they'll grow and find the Waterpot olla water source.

Examples of such plants are tomatoes, peppers or capsicums, potatoes (and most nightshades), cucumbers, salad greens, kale, herbs, edible flowers, gourds, melons, squash, beans, peas, corn, flowering annuals, shrubs and fruit trees - this is not an exhaustive list by any means!

Plants with taproot systems (one primary root) like carrots, beetroots, radishes, parsnips are less likely to work with Ollas.
Ollas should not be used to sprout or germinate seeds. Seeds and young seedlings need to be surface watered until the root system has developed enough to reach the ollas for regular and efficient watering. This may take anywhere from 2 weeks to a couple of months. You will need to monitor this.

A thick layer of mulch placed on  top of the soil is necessary to help regulate the temperature of the soil and minimise evaporation. How often you fill it depends on the plant (some plants are thirstier than others eg Tomatoes), the soil compostion and moisture levels, the weather and many other variables - just keep an eye on the water level every few days or week and the guesswork is taken away!

Fibrous Roots & Tap Roots

 

Measurement Guide

HOW TO USE OUR OLLA WATERPOTS

Customer Reviews

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Anne Lees
Perfect ‘pots’ ??

I have struggled to find a pot large enough for my standard rose to grow well in as it’s quite large so thought I’d try one of the grow bags. When I transplanted it I worried it wasn’t going to do well as it had become a bit root bound. Fortunately it has adjusted well to its new home and is thriving. I’m going to try grow bags for my lemon and lime tree next.

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Piers Ford
Excellent products

I received 2 95l bags with two large olla pots, and also a 3 pack of smaller grow bags. I love them, and look forward to see how my blueberries do in the big ones. The smaller ones is great for herbs and flowers. Looking forward to buying more product in future. There was apparently a mix up with the order, but my husband was super happy with the quick and efficient customer service. Highly recommended.

We are so glad to hear that you are happy with the products! We sorted out the little problem and everyone was happy so we are stoked! Have an awesome Spring across the Ditch!Wendy and Team

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Anne Lees
Perfect ‘pots’ ??

I have struggled to find a pot large enough for my standard rose to grow well in as it’s quite large so thought I’d try one of the grow bags. When I transplanted it I worried it wasn’t going to do well as it had become a bit root bound. Fortunately it has adjusted well to its new home and is thriving. I’m going to try grow bags for my lemon and lime tree next.

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Ruth Gallagher
Grow blueberries pack

Such a great pack, work long well so far, blueberries will hopefully keep growing! Perfect for renting

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Carrie Wilkinson
Brilliant product

This is the third grow bag and olla kit I have bought from Up On The Rooftop and I couldn't be happier with how it works. For a forgetful gardener like me it's great to be able to take the guesswork out of watering.

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Carrie Wilkinson
Brilliant product

This is the third grow bag and olla kit I have bought from Up On The Rooftop and I couldn't be happier with how it works. For a forgetful gardener like me it's great to be able to take the guesswork out of watering.

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How do I make changes to an order I've already placed?

Send us an email to info@upontherooftop.com.au and changes may be possible if your order has not proceeded to fulfillment. Don't place two orders because sometimes we will not see two consecutive orders due to our processes and you will then receive two shipments and pay 2 shipping fees. Send us the email as soon as you can.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Normal shipping times may be affected many factors outside of our control including high volumes going through the postal services or extreme weather events. We fulfill orders as quickly as possible and usually within 3-4 business days. We cannot accept responsibility for delays after the parcel leaves our warehouse. The confirmation email we send you allows you to track the progress of your parcel throught the frieght partner systems. Please allow enough time (and more) for your order to arrive if there is a need to receive your parcel quickly. 

We generally only offer standard post however, if you nevertheless require Express post please send us an email and we will invoice you the postal charge prior to fulfillment. 

Why we generally don't have sales

Click Frenzy! Single’s Day! Black Friday! Cyber Monday etc! Why will you not receive an enticing email at during those times?

You know that famliar cycle of annual sales - it’s the exhausting time of year where your inbox fills with sale offers, social advertisements offering discounts and SALE is the most popular 4-letter word. Despite the retail pressure, as a brand we are committed to rarely going on sale and we’d like to take a moment to explain why.

Integral to our business are the values of authenticity and sincerity. Authenticity to us means being transparent  in what we communicate and always looking for opportunities where we can improve. We always try to do what feels right as a brand and in line with our values. Kindness means treating everyone with understanding and respect, from our suppliers to our customer and everyone in between.

With these ideals in mind, first, we want to ensure that we can offer ALL of our customers the lowest possible price all year round. To do so, we design, produce, and price our products to their true value and we do not price our products to go on sale. Besides guaranteeing fairness for all our customers, it also helps us ensure that we are paying our suppliers fair and living wages.

We think that there is nothing more frustrating (in retail) than when you buy something and then see it on sale 2 weeks later! We don’t want our community to feel that buyer's remorse, so we try to keep it consistent for everyone, year round.

Additionally, the past few years have been very challenging for small businesses and you will have read that many businesses, both bricks and mortar and online,  have closed their doors due to staffing issues and spiralling costs that are beyond a small businesses' ability to recoup and make a profit to make it worthwhile. Price increases are the only way for many to survive the escalating operating costs. We too have had to dig deep to try to make ends meet and yet not compromise any of the quality of our products or service. To partake in endless "SALES" cycles means we simply don't have fat in the system to weather the increases elsewhere in the accounts.

Our sales are usually to clear slow moving lines, promote an aspect of gardening or celebrate an event, or to clear some space in the warehouse.

We have created or insist that all our  products are high-quality items that will work as expected season on season, year on year and we stand behind every item sent out. We check every order as thoroughly as a busy fulfillment process can allow and if there is a problem, we invite customers to let us know..."don't be sad or mad".

Have you considered the impact of your packaging on the planet?

We sure have!  You will notice when you receive your order that the boxes containing your Waterpot Ollas is fairly basic. No fancy printing, no designer construction...just a box with a sticker or simple instruction card. Here at Up on The Rooftop we don't see the value in investing too much in attractive packaging - the products are beautiful enough!

The composition, recycle-ability and/or biodegradability of our packaging  is of utmost importance to us...so important that we invested in a state-of-the-art shredder to provide useable void fill from our shipping cartons and packaging from other businesses in our building!

Our corn starch packing peanuts and post satchels are home compostable in your compost or worm bins under the Australian Standard AS5810/ABAP 20001. Recycled shredded paper, cardboard filling and cartons are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Our clear tapes are biodegradable film with an organic adhesive liner, making it non-toxic and eco-friendly. It has been certified by REACH, RoHS & FDA. Please note the tape is not home-compostable so should be removed from the boxes before adding to the compost bin or worm farm.

Our bespoke tissue paper is printed with soy ink and is acid free and we are a member of the Eco Packaging Alliance and entitled to display the stamp that certifies our tissue packaging as environmentally friendly.

Please consider how you dispose of the packaging - worms will love eating it, your compost bin will enjoy the cardboard and paper carbon. It all goes back into the soil and growing great food and plants!