Around here, there's a lot of emphasis placed on conserving water. Gardeners are urged to find ways to eliminate waste.
Many people install drip irrigation systems.
But here's the thing: I just *hate* these systems. Miles of hideous plastic hoses, snaking all over the place. Huge costs. Complicated plumbing. And all that non-eco-friendly plastic degrading in the garden! I'm sure that many people are very happy with these systems (although I've heard them described as "drip irritation systems"), but they're just not for me.
I've been trawling around the garden blogs, and found something that I do like.
A simple unglazed terra cotta pot, buried in the garden. You fill it with water, which seeps into the soil. Apparently, this is thousand-year-old technology.
Of course, the only place that that I've found selling these things is currently out-of-stock. Are there any ceramicist out there who might want to sell me something like this? Or anyone who knows where else I might buy some of these jugs?