Our exclusive Easy Gardening Tools are built for heavy-duty use and made to last, year after year. Designed, developed and tested by our team of merchants and gardening experts, each tool is quality-crafted from premium materials and made for years of use by serious gardeners.
Classic, dependable and durable, these Classic Wood-Handled Tools are the ones you turn to time and again because they work and they last. They're crafted with high-quality, long-lasting materials: solid ash wooden handles that develop a well-loved look and feel; hand-polished stainless steel heads that won't rust even if you leave them out!
These short-handled tools are perfect for transplanting, weeding and cultivating in your veggie garden, flowers beds, pots and planters. They have no-rust, hand-polished stainless steel heads; secure handle-to-head fasteners; smooth ash wood handles; and handy rawhide hangers. Transplanter has depth indicator.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!