What Plants Grow Best with Oyas?
Oyas work best with plants that have fibrous root system (adventitious root system) and an above ground canopy. The more creeping the roots, the better they’ll be able to grow to find the Oya.
We’ve seen the best results with:
tomatoes, bell peppers, chilli peppers, potatoes (and most nightshades), cucumbers, salad greens, kale, herbs, edible flowers, gourds, melons, squash, beans, peas, corn…
Plants with taproot systems (one primary root) like carrots, beets, radishes, parsnips are less likely to work with Oyas.
And to be clear, Oyas aren’t used to sprout or germinate seeds. Seeds and transplants need to be surface watered until the root system has developed enough to reach for the Oya for regular (and efficient) watering.