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Pronounced "OY-as," this is a time-honored, reliable, Spanish method of clay pot irrigation. Conserves water, keeps garden hydrated with as little waste as possible. Provides water directly to plant roots. Especially good if there are water use restrictions in your area. Virtually eliminates water loss through evaporation. Just got my new ollas delivered today! Ordered 4 smaller ones for the herb patch, and will try them out. May even work in large pots. If they work well in our soil, I'll get the much larger ones (pumpkin-shaped) for the vegetable garden. These are New Mexican-made (Agua de Vida), and can be ordered from www.highcountrygardens.com It's a little late in the season to start with a new irrigation system, but they'll be ready for next year's garden too. They should be removed from the ground before frost. Store in garage, root cellar or basement. Smart gardening! Plus, they're neat-O...