Olla Gardening: The Original Drip Irrigation System
Buried Clay Pot Irrigation: bury unglazed earthenware or clay pots next to plants or small trees. The pots are filled w/ water & covered w/ a lid. Since the unglazed walls of the pods are porous, the water can seep slowly out & reach the roots of the plants.
DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles. The 'system' is super simple. All we have to do is grab some 2-liter plastic bottles, punch 2 holes into the sides and 2 into the bottom, and plant said bottles next to our plants. Fill them with water and our plants will get that slow watering they prefer. I'm trying this in the spring
Create your own backyard irrigation system by burying clay pots or old milk jugs with small holes in the bottom so that the tops just barely stick out. The surrounding plants will soak up the water as needed at the root level, just make sure to keep your pot or jug filled with water.
Save water and help your plants beat the heat with an easy-to-install drip irrigation system. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | We show you how @ thisoldhouse.com