Finally, a low-cost, field-tested way to water trees! Our Tree Ooze Tube Watering System is the perfect way to establish new trees, plants or shrubs or water hard-to-reach plants. It will automatically release the optimal amount of water in a steady drip that only requires refilling every two weeks. Because it's above ground, it's easy to see when it needs refilling. Designed by an ISA Certified Arborist.
Size 15 gal., 24" dia. x 9"H
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Comments about Product: Very awkward to set up and fill, weight of water kept pulling it down. But once it was full, it slowly watered the new trees for four days,giving the water a chance to soak into the soil and not just run off. Not durable, the area around the fill hole started to split with the first use but adding duct-tape reinforced it for the season. Easy to rollup to store.
Comments about Product: Highly disappointing considering my years of happy purchases from Plow and Hearth. Living in Arizona, I felt this would be a way to help insure young trees and so forth would get a good start. Too heavy but also "dumps" easily, awkward to handle. Wish I could get my money back.
Comments about Product: Because of the packaging, I accidentally slit the product with scissors while trying to release it from the tight wrapping. I plan to try to patch it. Can't use it in current condition.
Comments about Product: it really does water the tree slowly and continually. It's easy to install and refill. While it did develop several leaks, they were easy to fix with some sort of water proof tape we had.
I ended up buying another one for another tree
Comments about Product: These bags are not very expensive, but they are nothing but thick plastic. The manufacturer claims that they can be patched with either Duct tape or clear packing tape but I tried both after mine was punctured by a piece of mulch and neither worked for more than a day or two. I wouldn't recommend them for anything more than temporary use.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!