Limited Edition Glazed Self Watering Planters by Joey Roth
Self-watering planters in a limited edition of 200 each
Glazed in Celadon and Metallic Gray
Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 6″ height
Soil capacity: 2.5 liters. Water capacity: 0.4 liters
Designed for up to three herbs or six succulents
U.S. Design Patent No. D706,163
Terracotta glazed in Celadon
Zisha glazed in Metallic Gray
The idea for the Self-Watering Planters came from planning my garden in Southern California. While researching irrigation methods, I discovered the Olla. This is a simple clay vessel that’s buried near a plant’s roots to provide a constant trickle of water. Farmers in arid regions have used some form of the Olla for thousands of years. It remains an efficient way to irrigate without much water lost to evaporation.
Olla gardening involves minimal human intervention in the natural interaction between roots and soil. I wanted to bring the elegance of this irrigation method indoors, and the Self-Watering Planters were the result. Read more about the Olla at Wikipedia.
How the Self-Watering Planters Work
The self-watering planter’s porous walls allow water in the central chamber to seep into the surrounding soil. The plants’ roots find the source of water in the soil and grow around the central chamber. Through capillary action, the plants draw just as much water as they need.