How Do Oyas Work in my Garden?
An ancient form of localized plant irrigation, ollas (we call them Oyas like they’re pronounced) are porous terracotta pots. When filled with water, moisture seeps out slowly through the walls to water your plants right at the roots.
Once established, the roots of your plants will instinctively grow towards the water source (you’ll need to surface water also for the first couple weeks). Over time the roots attach themselves to the outside of the Oya and draw water out as they need it. They take just what they need—no more, no less.