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Spring Sale: 20% Off 2-Gallon Ollas!

Spring Sale: 20% Off 2-Gallon Ollas!

Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s almost time to start gardening. The sun is peeking out today, and the ground is warming (and drying) up.

Ollas for irrigationThat’s good news for anyone who wants to grow their own vegetables or nurture the bees. Here at Plug and Play Gardens, we’re doing our part by offering our 2-gallon Olla at a rock bottom price. Normally, $40 each, for a limited time you can buy a 2-gallon Olla for $32. That’s 20% off!

If you’re not familiar with Ollas, here are a few fun facts:

  • Olla is the Spanish word for “pot”. An Olla is just a clay pot, but it’s used for irrigation.
  • Ollas can save 30% to 70% of the water used by other irrigation methods
  • Veggies and flowers LOVE Ollas, because Ollas provide just the right amount of water exactly when the plants need it.
  • Installing an Olla is simple, just dig a hole, bury the pot and fill it with water!
  • One Olla will irrigate a 4′ x 4′ garden bed.

Limited Time Offer

This is a SPRING SALE, which means that this is a limited time offer. The 2-gallon Ollas will be on sale from March 15th to March 31st, while supplies last. Call today to check on availability!

Win This Book: Gardening with Less Water

Win This Book: Gardening with Less Water

I’d like to introduce you to David Bainbridge. David has been involved in desert restoration and sustainable agriculture projects for more than 30 years. Back in the 1980’s he was working at The Drylands Research Institute at the University of California, Riverside when he stumbled across a reference to clay pot irrigation. Here’s the intriguing part… Continue Reading

Ollas at the Mother Earth News Fair

Ollas at the Mother Earth News Fair

I will be at the Mother Earth News Fair in a few weeks, talking about Ollas (and selling them too!). For those of you who don’t know about the Mother Earth News Fair…it’s an amazing garden/homesteading show where you can learn about sustainable practices for your home and garden. Whether you are interested in growing organic… Continue Reading

Potting Up a 1-Quart Olla

Potting Up a 1-Quart Olla

Here’s a picture of a 1-quart Olla from Dripping Springs. It’s sitting in the middle of a 14″ pot. The is a great picture for a number of different reasons.First, it gives you a good idea of how well this new smaller Olla fits in an ordinary garden pot. And second, it shows you how… Continue Reading

Ollas Make Great Gifts

Ollas Make Great Gifts

The Holiday Season is upon us. And that means all of the normal activities for the season…parties with family and friends…maybe a few moments stolen from our hectic schedules to give thanks for the blessings in our lives…and of course, prayers for peace on earth. But the holidays are also a time for gift giving.  If… Continue Reading

New 1-Quart Ollas are Perfect for Potted Plants

New 1-Quart Ollas are Perfect for Potted Plants

Good news! Dripping Springs Ollas has just announced a brand new product. They will now be manufacturing Ollas in two different sizes. Dripping Springs will continue to make their flagship product, a 2-gallon Olla, that is perfect for raised beds, in-ground gardens and large planters. But now, they will also make a smaller 1-quart Olla designed… Continue Reading

Olla Irrigation and Summer Drought

Olla Irrigation and Summer Drought

The drought in California is making national news. But the truth is that all of the West coast has been receiving less rain than normal. Even here in Oregon, our normally dry summer started earlier than usual and has been hotter than usual. The days have been so hot, that I’ve found it difficult to spend much quality… Continue Reading

Multnomah County’s Urban Farm

Multnomah County’s Urban Farm

Ok, I’ve been totally remiss about posting to my blog…but my mea culpa aside… I’ve still been busy meeting with gardeners and introducing them to the idea of using Ollas for garden irrigation. A few weeks ago I had a chance to meet with Jerry Hunter of the Multnomah County CROPS program. CROPS, which stands… Continue Reading

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