It is an olla irrigation system! When a clay pot is buried in the soil the micro pores will release water as the plant needs it. And this method is thousands of years old....so simple and so neat.

It is an olla irrigation system! When a clay pot is buried in the soil the micro pores will release water as the plant needs it. And this method is thousands of years old....so simple and so neat.

SELF WATERING POTS - Irrigation with ollas (unglazed clay pots) is simple and extremely efficient, but the system gave way to modern watering techniques decades ago. With this type of irrigation, gardeners fill unglazed clay urns with water and bury them near plants. The tops of the ollas (pronounced OH-yas) extend above ground so the urns can be refilled as water is absorbed.The water slowly seeps through the porous clay, directly irrigating roots.

SELF WATERING POTS - Irrigation with ollas (unglazed clay pots) is simple and extremely efficient, but the system gave way to modern watering techniques decades ago. With this type of irrigation, gardeners fill unglazed clay urns with water and bury them near plants. The tops of the ollas (pronounced OH-yas) extend above ground so the urns can be refilled as water is absorbed.The water slowly seeps through the porous clay, directly irrigating roots.

I have the perfect little patio spot to do this in. I'm collecting my rocks and pebbles already. I think a few pieces of broken colorful pottery would make a great funky addition.

I have the perfect little patio spot to do this in. I'm collecting my rocks and pebbles already. I think a few pieces of broken colorful pottery would make a great funky addition.

How To Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit: all you need is vinegar & baking soda!

How To Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit: all you need is vinegar & baking soda!

Mojave Sage  Among the most beautiful of the sages, Mojave sage offers beautiful pink blooms that look good well into fall. Even when not in bloom, its gray-green foliage is lovely. Like other salvias, it's great for hummingbirds and butterflies. And it's a great cut flower.  Name: Salvia pachyphylla  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 3 feet tall

Mojave Sage Among the most beautiful of the sages, Mojave sage offers beautiful pink blooms that look good well into fall. Even when not in bloom, its gray-green foliage is lovely. Like other salvias, it's great for hummingbirds and butterflies. And it's a great cut flower. Name: Salvia pachyphylla Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall

How to prune basil so your plant will be bushy instead of spindly (1) From: My Byrd House, please visit

How to prune basil so your plant will be bushy instead of spindly (1) From: My Byrd House, please visit

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