What happens after I place an order? After you complete the checkout process, a "Thank You" page will appear which will display your online order confirmation number. This number confirms that your order has been placed successfully. We will send a copy of this online order receipt via email within one hour.
After your order has been processed at Plow & Hearth, we will send you a second email with your order number and order details. If there are any problems with your order, one of our customer service associates will contact you by telephone or email.
What if I do not receive an order confirmation via email? You should receive a copy of your online order confirmation via email within an hour of placing your order. You will also receive an email with your order details within 24 hours of placing your order. However, if you do not receive this message, please call us at 1-800-494-7544 to ensure that your order was received and is being processed.
Can I change the delivery address? We can change the delivery address as long as your order has not been shipped. To request a change, please contact us at 1-800-494-7544.
Is it safe to use my credit card online? Yes. We encrypt all of your personal information, including your credit card number, when it is sent over the Internet using SSL (secure socket layer) technology. When your browser is in secure mode, a blue bar will appear at the top of the browser window and an unbroken key or lock icon at the bottom right corner of the window. This indicates that the transaction is secure.
Which credit cards are accepted? Plow and Hearthaccepts a variety of credit cards including American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, and VISA.
When will my credit card be charged? We will obtain authorization for the credit card charges when we process your order. Authorization usually occurs within 24 hours after you place your order. Your credit card will actually be charged when your order is shipped (please note that when you place an order using PayPal your payment will be processed at the time of purchase). You will not be charged for backordered items until they are available for shipping. If we are unable to secure authorization, you will be contacted by a Plow & Hearth customer service specialist.
How do I check out? When you have added all the items you wish to order to your shopping basket, click on the "check out" button at the top of the shopping basket page and follow the instructions.
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Why is my basket empty? You may not have selected a quantity for the item you wish to order. At the product page, select the product or products you wish to purchase, enter the quantity you wish to order, and click on the "Add to Basket" button on the top of the page. This should add the selected products to your basket.
You can also place your order with Plow and Hearth® by calling 1-800-494-7544.
What if I have a question about a specific product? Please email or call us at 1-800-494-7544 with any product questions.
Can I apply more than one coupon to my order? We accept only one coupon code per order. Please refer to the specific promotion's disclaimer to review the full list of exclusions and terms for that offer; however, unless otherwise indicated, offers cannot be combined.
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What does "out of stock" mean? Items that are currently unavailable for shipment are referred to as "out of stock." You may still place an order for an out of stock item and it will ship to you as soon as it becomes available. (Expected availability dates are listed with out of stock items - please remember that these are estimated dates of arrival to our warehouse.) You will not be charged for an out of stock item until the item is shipped from our warehouse.
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!