Ancient indigenous agriculture cultures used to make a practice of burying unglazed, porous clay pots called ollas (pronounced “oyas”) to water their vegetable gardens. Fast forward several centuries: Two military wives have brought back the idea to drought-stricken Texas. Instead of watering by sprinkler or hose, gardeners plant the ollas, fill them with water once or twice a week, and let the plant roots draw the moisture from the vessels. Available at finer gardening and hardware stores.
Dripping Springs Ollas
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