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Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

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89288
$16.95
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Acorn® Fleece Socks For Men and Women

Acorn® Fleece Socks For Men and Women

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71090
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BlazingBlock Portable Outdoor Wood Bonfire

BlazingBlock Portable Outdoor Wood Bonfire

4.700000|3
11421
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Dragon Woodstove Steamer

Dragon Woodstove Steamer

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10737
$79.95
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Hand-Hooked Wool Three Bears Hearth Rug

Hand-Hooked Wool Three Bears Hearth Rug

5.000000|1
37581
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King Woodland Friends Cotton Quilt Set

Woodland Friends Cotton Quilt Set

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91078
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Merino Wool Corina Cardigan With Single-Button Front

Merino Wool Corina Cardigan With Single-Button Front

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Metal Americana Train Whirligig

Metal Americana Train Whirligig

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Personalized Wedding Crock

Personalized Wedding Crock

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42735
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Solar LED Flower Wind Spinner

Solar LED Flower Wind Spinner

4.300000|3
53563
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UGG® Australia Women's Dakota Moccasin Slippers

UGG® Australia Women's Dakota Moccasin Slippers

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70570
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Aluminum and Glass Solar LED Path Lights, Set of 4

Aluminum and Glass Solar LED Path Lights, Set of 4

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11895
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Lattice Steel Fire Pit With Copper-Finished Fire Bowl

Lattice Steel Fire Pit With Copper-Finished Fire Bowl

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12963
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Fireplace Color-Changing 5 lb. Color Cone Refill Bag

Color Cones that Create Blue and Green Flames in the Fireplace

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11879
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Vintage Bar Table And Tractor Seat Stool Set

Vintage Bar Table And Tractor Seat Stool Set

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38591
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Cast Iron Moose Wood Stove Steamer

Cast Iron Moose Wood Stove Steamer

4.500000|2
13832
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Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

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11693
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Fully Adjustable Five-Position Multiangle Chair

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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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