Irrigation ceramics

Ollas are clay vessels for watering plants. They release moisture slowly and naturally. Save time and water.

The advantages of Ollas

Ollas, pronounced as "oy-yahs" ("pots" in Spanish), are an effective and environmentally friendly irrigation system based on the principle of clay pot irrigation. They are made of unglazed clay, which releases water slowly and evenly to the plants. This ensures deep watering directly at the roots and at the same time minimises water loss through evaporation or run-off. Especially in raised beds and for indoor plants, Ollas significantly reduce the amount of care required.

How many Ollas do I need?

The number of ollas required depends on various factors, including the diameter of the clay pot and the requirements of your plants. An olla with a diameter of 24 cm can moisten the soil in a radius of around 60 cm to 80 cm, depending on the soil conditions. Plants with higher water requirements or in sunny locations benefit from larger ollas, while smaller volumes are sufficient for houseplants. It is important to consider the needs of your plants and the size of your garden area to choose the right number and size of ollas.

Frequently asked questions about ceramic irrigation

How many Ollas in the bed?

The number of ollas in the bed depends on the size of the bed and the plants. As a guideline, one olla per square metre is usually sufficient. Additional ollas may be required for plants with higher water requirements. Start with a small number and adapt them to your garden needs.

What are the advantages of Ollas?

Ollas, also known as irrigation ceramics, offer numerous advantages for garden irrigation. This autonomous irrigation system saves over 50% water, increases biomass and yields, reduces the leaching of nutrients, minimises weeds, promotes deeper roots and is made from 100% natural raw materials without plastic. It is maintenance-free.

Where do Ollas originally come from?

Ollas originate from North America and were used by indigenous peoples, particularly the Hopi and Zuni tribes. These clay pots were traditionally used in agriculture to efficiently store water and irrigate plants. Over time, the olla technique has spread around the world and is now used in various horticultural crops.

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