Wednesday, May 27, 2009

* Clay Pot Irrigation *

~ Clay Pot buried , shows cork plugging hole ~

~ Clay Pots filled with water ~

~ Clay Pot with saucer used as lid ~

~ Needed 1 more lid , so I used a hubcap (LOL) ~

I'm experimenting in the garden this year with clay pot irrigation. This technique has been used for thousands of years , so thought I would give it a try. Last year I used plastic 2 liter bottles for this process , they worked well but I would like something that's better for the environment and easier to fill with water.

I have a few clay pots that I'm not using , they're 6 inch pots. Two of the pots had saucers , so I'm using those for lids. I dug holes between my Roma tomatoes and buried the clay pots. The article I read recommended using silicone to plug up holes in the bottom of pots , but I wanted something natural , decided to use corks. I hope they work , you need the water to seep out slowly.

I'll probably use some 2 liter bottles too , but I love the clay pots. I'm going to scout some yard sales , thrift stores for more pots and saucers.

~ Garden Blessings ~



Piecefulafternoon said...

Now that is a clever idea - I'd not seen it before.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, that is a great idea.

Regina at Creative Kismet
is having her last giveaway
this month. You have till the
31st I think it is to enter.

She is giving away some of her
own things this time.

A journal, a bird, material &
buttons I think.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

I checked the pots this morning , they are holding water , so the corks are working.

~ Garden Blessings ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

The hubcap is a good idea too!

Improvise, Improvise, One of the greatest everyday inventions don't you think? lol!

I was told awhile ago they were
running out of real cork. Have
you heard anything about that?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I use 2L bottles too but this is even better and prettier in the garden. Thanks for the idea.

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie , I haven't heard anything about the corks , need to check that out. The hubcap will do for now , hope to find more clay saucers later.

Have a Great Weekend !

~ Blessings ~