Garden Olla Watering Pot
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An ancient form of localized plant irrigation, an Olla Watering Pots are porous clay pots. When filled with water, moisture seeps out slowly through the walls to water your plants right at the roots.
Once established, the roots of your plants will instinctively grow towards the water source (you’ll need to surface water also for the first couple weeks). Over time the roots attach themselves to the outside of the olla watering pot and draw water out as they need it. They take just what they need—no more, no less.
The Small (5"x 7") covers up to 2 feet in diameter.
The Medium (7"x10") covers up to 3 feet in diameter.
The Large (10"x13") covers up to 4 feet in diameter.
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Dig a small hole in your garden and bury your Oya™ watering pot leaving the neck and top exposed.
With a hose or a watering can fill you Oya™ watering pot to the top. Then just walk away.
Replace the silicone lid and watch your garden grow with less water and much less effort. Refill your Oya™ watering pot every 5- 10 days, or whenever the water level is getting low.
How it works:
When filled with water, moisture seeps out slowly through the Oya™ watering pot's walls to water your plants right at the roots.
Once established, the roots of your plants will instinctively grow towards the water source (you’ll need to surface water also for the first couple weeks). Over time the roots attach themselves to the outside of the Oya™ watering pot and draw water out as they need it.
Your plants take just what they need — no more, no less.
Benefits of the Oya™ Watering Pot
Watering slowly at the roots uses 70% less water. The self-regulating system means your plants only take what they need.
Water only every 3-5 days, so you can take the weekend off.
Well-watered plants produce more flowers, food, and smiles around the house.
No surface water means fewer weeds. Imagine that!
Mitigates water quality issues.
Salinity and hard water are real issues for some folks. Oya pots help filter out the bad stuff leaving better water for your plants.
What size do I need?
The Small Oya™ Watering Pot covers a growing space up to 2 feet in diameter. It’s perfect for any garden bed with 6 inches of soil or more, including:
- Patio or porch pots and planters
- Container gardens
- 5–15-gallon grow bags
A Small measures 5" wide x 7" high and contains 1 litre / 1.1 quarts.
What size do I need?
The Medium Oya™ Watering Pot covers a growing space up to 3 feet in diameter. It’s perfect for:
- Planter boxes
- 25-gallon grow bag
- 3-foot wide raised beds
A 6’ x 3’ foot raised bed is set with 2 mediums.
A Medium measures 7" wide x 10" high and contains 3 litres / 3.2 quarts.
What size do I need?
The Large Oya™ Watering Pot covers a growing space up to 4 feet in diameter. It’s perfect for:
- 100-gallon grow bag
- 4-foot wide raised beds
- Larger flat garden beds
A nice big 8’ x 4’ garden bed is ready to go with 2 larges.
A Large measures 10" wide x 13" high and contains 6.5 litres / 6.8 quarts.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What plants grow best with an Oya™ watering pot?
We’ve seen the best results with:
Tomatoes, bell peppers, chilli peppers, potatoes (and most nightshades), cucumbers, salad greens, kale, herbs, edible flowers, gourds, melons, squash, beans, peas, and corn.
Plants that have fibrous roots system and an above-ground canopy work best. The more creeping the root, the better they'll be able to grow to find the Oya™ watering pot.
My garden has plants that aren't on the recommended list, will they work with an Oya™ watering pot?
Yes! We have seen success with all types of plants, including taproot systems. However, surface watering is required till roots are established at around 10-14 days.
The Oya™ watering pot isn't used for sprouting or germinating seeds. Seeds and transplants need to be surface watered until the root system has developed enough to reach for the Oya™ watering pot for regular (and efficient) watering.
How do I care for it?
We recommend removing the Oya™ watering pot at the end of the growing season to keep it in top shape.
Remove plant growth from the Oya™ watering pot and wash it with 10 parts water and 1 part vinegar (a stiff brush can help), then let it air dry before storing.
If you live in a climate at risk of frost, remove it from the ground before the frost and bring it indoors, as frost can make the Oya pot brittle.
Do I need to dig it up?
Yes! Even if you live in a warm climate all year.
We recommend removing the Oya™ watering pot once a year to remove any roots that may have attached to it.
If you live in a climate with a risk of frost, remove it from the ground and bring it indoors, as frost can make it brittle.
Do I need to put a lid it?
Yup! Put a lid on it.
Your Oya™ watering pot comes with a silicone lid. Use it to help keep evaporation in and critters out. It’s designed to withstand the rigours of the garden—beating sun, wet/dry conditions, etc.—and it’s bright colour won’t get lost among your lush garden.
Can I use fertilizer?
We say don’t.
Theoretically, if the fertilizer you are using is completely water soluble (dissolves entirely in the water) it could work. But the tight pores of the terracotta will act as a filter for any larger particles, and could clog.
Do I still need to surface water my garden?
We recommend surface watering for the first couple weeks after planting your Oya™ watering pot to allow the roots to establish themselves. After that, you will only need to surface water sparingly.
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