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Ceramic Owl Storage Jars, Set of 3

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Ceramic Owl Storage Jars, Set of 3

Ceramic Owl Storage Jars, Set of 3
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This trio of Ceramic Owl Jars add fun style and useful storage space to your kitchen counter. The set includes one each in cheerful shades of orange, green and blue with a distressed finish for a well-loved look and a retro feel. Glazed ceramic. Food safe.

• Glazed ceramic owl jars
• Set of 3 in graduated sizes
• Orange, green and blue with a distressed finish
• Food safe for easy kitchen storage
• A fun accent and functional storage

Largest owl is approx. 6" dia. x 10"H
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These were a gift. The recipients seemed very happy, and delivery was within the time range expected.

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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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