Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I became obsessed with them. Living in the high desert it's impossible to get enough water to my plants. The hot, hot sun evaporates whatever doesn't run off.
To use the olla, you bury it in the ground with the neck sticking out then fill with water. The terra cotta sweats the water into the soil and to the roots. Place a stone over the opening to keep bugs out and fill once a week!
Plus they're pretty!
The best part of all of this is that while searching, the video and the store where one can purchase the ollas is local! Like down the street!
If you're into gardening, check out their website:
Here's a link to purchase an olla:
Or make your own!
We are in process of getting our garden ready to plant delicious heirloom tomatoes. So anything garden-ie right now is hittin' my sweet spot.
Also? Downton Abbey. That show just gets me.
(edited because "leaches" usually means takes away from soil. So I was saying, "the olla takes water away from the soil to the soil." It was crazy enough for me to note for you...)