You'll find lots of uses for these classic ceramic crocks. They're perfect by the hearth to keep firewood, kindling, newspapers, matches and Fatwood at the ready. The simple design works with any décor, from country to transitional. Off white ceramic crock features a double blue band near the top. Each one is unique. Not food safe.
The Large Ceramic Crock with lid is big enough to hold fireplace logs. Place the lid on it and it even doubles as a stool! The Small Ceramic Crock is the perfect size for our fire starting Fatwood.
• Classic ceramic country crock for hearthside and more
• Great by the hearth to hold wood, kindling and newspaper
• Simple, classic design: white crock with blue bands at top
• Large crock comes with lid and holds firewood
• Small crock (no lid) keeps Fatwood and kindling handy
Large Crock with lid 13" dia. x 18-1/2"H
Small Crock 8" dia. x 7"H
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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!