Ollas For Irrigation Tutorial

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One innovative method to contend with water limitations during drought conditions is to use ollas for irrigation. Ollas (pronounced oh-yahs) are unglazed clay water pitchers that are buried near the root zones of plants and are designed to slowly release their water through the porous clay walls. This irrigation method lessens the amount of water lost through evaporation and has been in use for hundreds of years in many cultures. Unfortunately, ollas are difficult to find and tend to be expensive, which makes this clever tutorial very useful. Using supplies you can find at the hardware store—terra cotta planters and silicone—you can learn how to create a fantastic and affordable irrigation system that will work wonders.

Find out how to create this innovative irrigation method at closertothedirt.com here…

Ollas For Irrigation Tutorial


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