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Terracotta Pots

Terracotta Pots

Hello Everyone!  I love using terracotta pots and wanted to give you a few pointers.  

  • Soak the pot before use.  Fill the sink with warm water and let them sit in it for 30 min at the least.  Since made of clay it so it will prevent the pot from stealing precious first waterings from your plant.
  • Terracotta pots have a hole in bottom for drainage, so place a coffee filter in the bottom of pot before the soil.  The water will drain but keeps the soil from coming out.  I also recommend using a plastic tray under the terracotta tray, as it is porous and will mark your furniture.
  • Terracotta potted plants may have to be watered more often than those in other types of containers, so keep an eye on how quickly the soil dries out.

Happy Planting to everyone here,  in beautiful Kingston, Ontario!