Installation 

Implementation

Bury the Ollas-Jamet® up to the neck in the ground or large pot next to the plants.

Recommendations​ :

Put around the Ollas a mixture of soil and compost, put mulch to optimize the effectiveness of Olla/Oya and limit evaporation.

Fill with water the ​Olla, water the surrounding ground and place the lid on top of the ​Olla. At the end of the season (during winter) we do not recommend to fill with water the ​Olla except for plants under shelter. 

Make place to put the ​Olla between the edge of the pot and the plant, do not hesitate to cut roots. The roots will reform near the ​Ollas​ and thus optimize efficiency.

 

Advantages​:

Saving water, no more water flooding on furniture and floors. The water diffuses slowly, the plant is no longer under water stress. 
 
 

Positioning

The space between the ​Ollas-Jamet® and the plant to be irrigated is based on the size of the Olla/Oya and its radius of action (see table below), climatic conditions and soil type.

Example​:

For a medium size ​Ollas-Jamet® type​ # 4, the space varies between 50 cm (sandy soil) and 80 cm (clay soil) and up to 2.5 meters for creeping cultures.  

Increase the volume of ​Olla for a very dry climate & soil. It will help the natural flow of water and the plants that requires a lot of watering.

Decrease the volume of the ​Ollas-Jamet® for a temperate climate or a soil that retains water and plants that do not need much water. 
 

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