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Watering with Ollas or Growoya Vessel

Hello gardening friends, welcome to backyard basics. I'm John Dromgoole. Well, watering is getting pretty tough these days. We are using a lot of water in the garden and we are looking to conserve it the best way we can. Traditionally we use a water can or a drip system and we are watering from above that way. We are trying to get the roots down deep so they can get to where the water is and the nutrients really are. Using the water can to do that doesn't really work very well, it takes a lot of water to get it down there. So there are some ancient ways of doing this. There are some techniques that have been practiced by the Chinese for 4000 years and other parts of the area especially northern Africa does this too. So the watering can is still useful to you, especially when you put seedlings in because they are up on the surface and so you use that at first. And then you might try something like this, this is that ancient watering technique that I was talking about. READ MORE

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