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Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

4.900000|8
89288
$16.95
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UGG® Australia Women's Bailey Bow Boot

UGG® Australia Women's Bailey Bow Boot

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72204
$204.95
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Windowsill Herb Garden Kit

Windowsill Herb Garden Kit

3.800000|6
87046
$29.95
Acorn® Fleece Socks For Men and Women

Acorn® Fleece Socks For Men and Women

4.600000|39
71090
$16.95
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Globe Snack Dispenser with Globe Finial

Globe Snack Dispenser and Interchangeable Finials

4.100000|101
63590
$3.99 - $19.99
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Resin-Rich, Easy-Start 35 lb. Box of Fatwood

Resin-Rich, Easy-Start Fatwood Kindling

4.800000|1125
10412
$14.95 - $39.95
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Wooden Clip-On Armchair Table with Protective Lip

Wooden Clip-On Armchair Table with Protective Lip

4.300000|89
83500
$14.95
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2-pack, Rainbow Fireplace Flame Crystals for Wood Fires

2-pack, Rainbow Fireplace Flame Crystals for Wood Fires

4.600000|26
10126
$14.95
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44"W x 33"H Stained Glass Fire Screen With Door

Stained Glass Fire Screen With Door

5.000000|1
13786
$199.99 - $229.99
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Banjees™ Touch Mesh Phone Wallet

Banjees™ Touch Mesh Phone Wallet

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71542
$16.95
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Ceramic Log and Fire Designed S'mores Maker with Sticks and Plates

S'mores Maker

4.500000|23
63668
$6.95 - $16.99
Collegiate Garden Gnome

Collegiate Garden Gnome

4.400000|83
63795
$19.95
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Color Changing Solar Hummingbird Feeder

Color Changing Solar Hummingbird Feeder

4.700000|14
53122
$9.95 - $39.95
Compact Electric Stove

Compact Electric Stove

4.200000|96
12435
$99.95
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Confetti Kinetic Wind Spinner

Confetti Kinetic Wind Spinner

4.200000|69
53244
$79.95
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Energy Saving Portable Electric Stove With Stay-Cool Surface

Energy Saving Portable Electric Stove With Stay-Cool Surface

4.300000|362
10673
$199.95
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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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