Have you heard of Ollas clay pot irrigation? An olla is an unglazed clay pot that is buried in a garden and filled with water. Plant roots will seek out the water leaching from the olla. Wells Brothers carries the 2 gallon Dripping Springs Olla. One 2 gallon olla will service a 4 ft x 4 ft area and will need to be filled 2 or 3 times a week. The olla irrigation system is a very efficient way to keep a garden properly watered. Since very little or no water will contact the plants we also reduce our chances of creating an environment that promotes fungal growth. They sell for $45.00.
The olla method is an ancient technique of low tech, low cost irrigation used in various environments around the world. Clay pot or olla irrigation has been the subject of university research documenting the highly efficient use of water and increased plant yields. With the scorching Texas heat, we’re always looking for products to help our customers conserve water while maintaining their gardens and landscaping.