Self-watering planters designed for use indoors or outside with herbs and succulents. 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.