Ollas, (pronouced “oy-yah”), are un-glazed porous clay pots buried in the soil with the neck exposed. Once filled, the water seeps into the soil by capillary flow at a rate that provides nearby plants with a constant water source directly at the roots where they need it.
Ollas are an incredibly effective and natural method to water your plants, dramatically reducing water use.
Auto-fill ollas are equipped with a float valve device and can connect to existing irrigation systems for automatic water refill. Auto-Fill ollas make irrigating a breeze by eliminating the need to refill by hand!
Buried olla irrigation is one of the most efficient watering systems known and is a time-honored way to water plants. By utilizing ollas, up to 90% less water is consumed: there is less evaporation and run-off compared to surface watering techniques. Ollas provide controlled irrigation by capillary flow to root systems surrounding it.
- Solve the problem of over-watering
- Increase crop growth
- Speed plant maturity
- Reduce disease
- Save water