Grow a Garden Pack - 56 Litre
The 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.
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Benefits Of Olla
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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.
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.
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!
- 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
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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!
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I have struggled to find a pot large enough for my standard rose to grow well in as itâ€™s quite large so thought Iâ€™d try one of the grow bags. When I transplanted it I worried it wasnâ€™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. Iâ€™m going to try grow bags for my lemon and lime tree next.
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
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.
Such a great pack, work long well so far, blueberries will hopefully keep growing! Perfect for renting
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.