Terra Cotta Olla with Lid - Approximately 10 inches tall
This item cannot be shipped, available for local pickup only.
This piece is made out of Terra Cotta clay and fired in a kiln. It is approximately 10" tall and 3" round. This Olla comes with a Terra Cotta lid as well. This is an ancient way of watering your plant manually, and not having to rely on automatic drip, or handwatering your plant. The roots will take what they want from the Olla. You just need to check it from time to time to refill the water. It's very handy not only for saving water, but getting water to a plant, tree or bush that you can't tend to with traditional drip, sprinklers or hose.
After full saturation, The 10" holds approximately 6 cups of water, and the 12'' holds approximately 8 cups.
You will want to fill the size of your choice with water, and go back after a minute or two and top it off with about another half a cup of water.
Water seeps through the walls of an unglazed olla, these OLLAS can be used to irrigate plants. The OLLA is buried in the ground next to the roots of the plant to be irrigated, with the neck of the olla extending above the soil. The olla is filled with water, which gradually seeps into the soil to water the roots of the plant. Bury the OLLA with enough of the neck exposed so that soil and mulch do not wash into the pot. We have found that leaving 2-3 inches above ground/mulch level has worked well. It is an efficient method, since no water is lost to evaporation or run-off.