Turn food scraps into valuable nutrients for your plants with our leakproof, odor-free Glazed Compost Crocks. Filters are included, replacements available.
Use 100% biodegradable compost bags to line your container. They breathe naturally, allowing heat and moisture to escape. Completely compostable; just remove with the contents and add to your compost pile.
• Glazed ceramic compost crock • Leakproof and odor-free • 1-gallon capacity • Glazed ceramic is an attractive kitchen addition
Comments about Product: I received as a family gift, but the composting bags are useless. We just use regular 1 gal.size twist tie plastic bags with a rubber band around the bag on outside lip of crock and use it strictly as a food scrap container. We do not compost. We cannot pack too much food scraps before removing bag or their is a problem getting the full bag out past the smaller lip of the crock (design flaw). Crock is on the pricy side
Pretty enough you don't have to hide it.
Comments about Product: This looks far better in the kitchen than a platic bin and works great. No odors at all to date. We don't always get everything dumped out into our large bin because of an internal lip and we worry a little about long-term smells since the inside is rough unfinished pottery, so occasionally things stick. Washes out very easily and weight is substantial enough to leave it on the counter without worry about is sliding off. The size is limiting if you cook a lot (i.e. those holiday meals) but only then.
By Recycler and mom
Good idea, not so great function
Comments about Product: I received this as a gift for Christmas. I wanted to love it as daily I accumulate scraps to take out to the compost bin. After a few uses though, I find it is more a hassle to use this crock than to just take my scraps out when I generate them. The narrow opening of the crock makes it difficult to remove the composting bags. If you fill the bag up, you can't get it out of the crock without it tearing. And using it without the bags makes the inside get disgusting because it is not glazed inside. The design is attractive, but this product is just not useful enough to justify the counter space it takes up.
I like this container but...
Comments about Product: The lip on the container causes the bags to tear when removing them unless you don't put much in the bags. The container would work much better if it didn't have the lip.
This is a great concept, I would just choose another design the next time.
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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!