This olla was pulled straight up out of the raised bed. It still has some of the cucumber roots clinging to its surface. The roots will drink directly from the olla’s wet surface and from the soil around the olla that is damp from the slow release of water into areas of ‘low pressure’. That’s called the osmotic potential. I should have gently dug this one up and allowed all of the roots to remain attached to the olla!
Here is the hole that the olla lived in all summer. You can see the roots all around the perimeter, conforming to the shape of the olla. Again, the image is on its side! The bottom of the hole is on the right.
Here is an olla still in place in the raised bed. The image is oriented on its side but, again, I’m on a new computer and I can’t figure out how to correct it! Regardless, you can see the roots to a pepper, growing to the right of the olla and a cucumber on the far side of the olla.
Hello again! I have several photos of ollas that I took out of the ground recently and I want to post those images. However; for some reason, I cannot insert those images! Plus I can’t figure out why. My old computer died about six weeks ago and maybe it has something to do with that or maybe WordPress has updated their ‘stuff’ and the new computer isn’t recognized or some such thing???