In case of hot weather or during your absence, the oyas, an ancestral watering technique, allow you to keep the soil moist for your plantations for several days and thus maintain your garden in a natural way.
During your holidays or in periods of high temperatures and water restrictions, the oyas or ollas allow independent and reasoned watering.
These terracotta jars have been used since antiquity. The technique is simple: just bury them in the middle of your plantations, leaving only the neck protruding which naturally fills with water when it rains, or which you fill yourself. The terracotta being microporous, the water contained in the jar then flows very slowly thus allowing a slow irrigation favoring the maintenance of the moist earth.
To increase the effectiveness of this watering, we recommend that you mulch your flowerbeds, your squares or your containers in order to keep the humidity obtained as much as possible.
Also remember to remove your oyas from the ground in winter to prevent the water in your jars from freezing and breaking your container.
Oya en terre cuite 40cm, Leroy Merlin 19,90€
Faire sa poterie dans son jardin - Eds Ulmer 15,90€
J'économise l'eau au potager, Terre Vivante 14,00€