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).
Excellent product and service from this company.
We really love our new Ollas. Up on the a Rooftop were fast and professional and the product came packaged beautifully. Easy to install in large plant pots and now working a treat. We intend travelling a bit so now we don’t need to worry about our lovely plants.
That's great news, Charles! Just be sure to ask someone to take a peek in them whilst you're away.
Al goot thanks very much i will be buying a few more
Perfect my veggies are flourishing.
Great new Wendy!
just put it into the ground last weekend, and the rain started on Thursday, so yet to have full test in dryer conditions, but it seems like a great idea to keep plants- especially food plants well hydrated and productive.
Thanks for your feedback, Robyn. Yes, that's how they work the best - in synch with nature. When it rains the soil around your Waterpot will provide your plants with water and all the nutrients that only rainwater can provide. Plants only draw the quantity of water they require - that's natural. "Overwatering" takes place when roots are "drowning" in water as the water fills up the air pockets in the soil, starving them of oxygen needed for respiration. Water pressure can also build up in the plant cell walls and may burst. As the soil dries after rain, the Waterpot olla comes into its own, also using the forces of nature in the action of Osmosis, and allowing the plants to draw water in a self-regulated manner - no over or under-watering. Don't worry, the rains are fantastic, and your Waterpot olla will take over when conditions dry again - you will save a significant amount of water during dry times and water restrictions. A few buckets of water out to catch the rain will be great to fill the Ollas with. Wendy