I have placed these ollas in the wine barrels that hold my citrus trees , what a difference they have made as they now take the water they need and look incredibly healthy. Such a fabulous product that I would highly recommend and will definitely be buying more. Deb Tennent
That's so good to hear Debra! Looking good!! Do put a layer of mulch on top of the soil.
I came back for more clay pots. I've been using them in my raised garden bed. We grew so many tomatoes and much more. I'm so happy with these results. I've been wanting to use them since I saw them used in New Mexico 10 years ago. Thank you so much for making them available here. Regards, Joy
Oh my goodness Joy, that's a first for us! Tiger snakes love Waterpot Ollas too! :-)
In view of the drought and hence current water restrictions, I have been looking for alternative watering systems and came across your Olla after reading about it. The system works, especially when you want to selectively provide water to less drought resistant plants in periods of extended low (or zero) rainfall. It is a sympathetic, lovely ancient method, with proven result. Further the pots look beautiful with their narrow tops above the ground. I sincerely hope that your Olla’s find their way in many gardens, big and small. Thank you!
Hi Andrea, thanks so exciting to see your Waterpot in action! Be sure to keep the "shoulders" of the vessel buried under the soil so that its mainly only the neck protruding and apply as thick a layer of mulch as you can over the soil up to the neck. (I use organic sugar cane as it eventually composts down into the soil and you just top it up when necessary).
My olla’s are doing exactly what Up of the Rooftop said they would. We live a hot, inland area, and my herbs and veg planted in large pots around the olla’s are thriving and the soil moisture levels are consistent.
Very cool. Wish there was a bigger size
Working from home as a result of the global pandemic gave me an opportunity to put in a little veggie bed (city garden) but work hours are as long, if not longer, so the water pot has helped keep moisture in the bed if I don’t get to it daily. Great product.