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Digger the Dog

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Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:07 »
Saw this idea for watering plants while you're away on Holiday. It seems to work well in the South of France
OLLAS, pronounced Oy yas (I think)


and here's a bit more info on them - https://permaculturenews.org/2010/09/16/ollas-unglazed-clay-pots-for-garden-irrigation/
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Re: Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 09:25 »
Interesting concept, not seen this before.

The two methods I use on the plot is
1. The neighbour, normally a very reliable method.
2. Irrigation system connected to my water supply at home (plot is directly behind the house  ;))

Might have a go at making one of those and see how well it works.
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Re: Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 09:31 »
I have seen Ollas recommended before, but working with what I already had, and bits that were cheap to buy, I ended up with pipe and drippers fed from a raised waterbut    :D
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Re: Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 15:41 »
Looks interesting but I would struggle to bury the pots as our top soil is quite shallow really.
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Re: Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 09:45 »
Looks interesting but I would need too many for it to be cost efficient.  Just ask a plot neighbour or a family friend.
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Re: Watering Plants when you're on Holiday
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 09:54 »
We have a lady who comes and feeds the cats and stays with them a while daily when we are away and she waters for us for nothing extra.
Luckily she is a good gardener herself, so well aware of how to do it well.

A neighbour or friend would be the best bet, but instruct them well on your preferred regime.

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