Say ‘Hola’ to the Ollas
It has been a really dry spring here. In fact, over the last year, we had a dry late summer (of 2011), a very warm winter—again on the dry side, and now a dry spring. I’ve had to water—a lot! I would love to have a drip irrigation system. But. The systems are a little on the expensive side.
I’m going to try an experiment with a low tech alternative.
I collect the empty coffee tubs at work. I don’t want them to go into the landfill. I’m not a rabid ‘green’ person. It’s just that they make excellent storage units, scoops, and other various around-the-house uses.
I took a t-pin and punched some holes in a few of the tubs. You'll have to take my word for it. My camera didn't pick up the tiny holes.
I have set them at the blueberry bushes and the fruit trees.
I fill them twice in the morning and twice in the late afternoon. If I do this, it means the fruits will receive about a 2 gallons of water a day.
So far, I likey!