“Southern California experienced an exceedingly dry stretch from January to March — normally the region’s wettest months — and then received virtually no rainfall in April.” – LA Times
This year is on tap to be dangerously dry and that’s nothing new to this water thirsty basin. LA basin normal rainfall is about 12″ and thanks to a recent miracle it bumped up the inches to a little closer to 6″ Still scarily dry and already there’s been a rash of fires and it’s only May (God help us).
Water, or lack there of, has been on our minds especially when it’s vital for growing food (Rising Food Costs: How The Drought Will Increase Your Grocery Bill)
So with dry conditions on the horizon (in case you are wondering, So Cal rainy season is short lived from November – April) , we are taking every opportunity to bring in ollas and bury more in the garden whenever we get a chance. Since burying them in the garden over 6 years ago, our water usage has nearly been cut in 1/2. We are totally “sold” on this ancient watering method… and others are too!
Here’s a recent review I got via email:
“….By the way, the ollas I got from you have been doing really great. My tomatoes have grown bigger and faster than anyone else’s! I’ll keep you posted later in the season” – Jake
Buy them online or pick up locally at our “front porch farmstand” and BE WATER WISE.
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