as not to dry out If you do not have the opportunity to irrigate your plants properly, you can build an ingenious irrigation system - so p.
Especially in summer, the plants in the garden need a lot of attention to in the heat. But in warm temperatures it applies to the Water, to observe much: As is not, for example, it is advisable to pour directly into the midday heat, the plants, because the water evaporates at the surface quickly, or watering the leaves directly - as a result, the Plant burns almost.
Instead, there is a perfect solution to the plants ' roots to irrigation and not much to do. And this clever watering system you can build every hobby gardener, and just: you need to Ollas.
watering the plants: What Ollas are?
Ollas are vessels for water storage, the porous clay . As a result, the vessel wall is permeable, so that the Ollas are perfect for watering your plants in the garden. Because the water enters and supplies the surrounding plants with moisture.
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how to irrigate your plants with Ollas
It works very simply: you dig out the clay pots up to the edge of the Bed and fill it with water. Once the jug is empty again, it will be easy refilled. Be aware, however, that a cover the Beam is so that no mosquitoes get into the water. In addition, you can prevent evaporates too much water .
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how to build an Olla
Ollas there is to buy ready-made, however, they are in the buying usually more expensive than an Alternative, you can craft very easily. To do this, you need only pot made of porous clay, which has a drain hole as well as Blu-Tack or cement . How exactly do you conjure a flower pot, an Olla, explains the hobby gardener Tanya Anderson on your Blog, Lovely Greens.
In the first Version of the Tricks you have to glue the drain hole of the flower pot from the top and bottom with Blu-Tack. the Blu-Tack is a reusable adhesive the company Bostik. The adhesive mass there are, however, also from other manufacturers under other names. Actually, it is known that in order for posters and the like to the walls with glue. The advantage to you when making Ollas, however, is that you cover the drain hole in the pot and keep well.
In the second Version of the Tricks they stick to the bottom of the flower pot first of all, with a Blu-Tack, while the Interior to fill with cement . Only so much in, for example, that the floor is covered and no water can uncontrollably escape through the drain hole. The cement is fixed - you easily can mix, you can remove the Blu-Tack at the bottom. You then bury the pot in the ground and place the corresponding coasters on top of it, so that the Opening is closed. Now you need to only check regularly if water is present and, if necessary, refill.
by the Way : The pots are not winter hardy. Therefore, you should dig them up, at the latest, in the autumn, wash and for next year's camps.
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