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Colorful Cast Iron Holly Berries Or Pumpkin Harvest Steamer

Colorful Cast Iron Holly Berries Or Pumpkin Harvest Steamer
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Our Cast Iron Seasonal Steamers are instant decorations that replenish moisture into the air and add color to your holiday home! Both have convenient carry handles and hold 2.2 quarts of water.

The Holly Berries Steamer features a durable, cast iron base with black baked enamel, while the top is crafted of high-fired, ceramic hand-painted with leaves and berries.

The Pumpkin Harvest Steamer is made of durable cast iron with a baked enamel finish in bright orange with a pumpkin stem top.

• Holly Berries or Pumpkin Harvest Steamer
• Add healthy moisture to your air
• Cast iron base with black baked enamel
• High-fired hand-painted ceramic top

Available Styles
Holly Berries
Harvest Pumpkin

Holly Berries 6-3/4"W x 6-1/2"D x 11"H
Harvest Pumpkin 8-1/2"W x 6-1/2"D x 10" H
2.2-quart capacity

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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!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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