Tip of the Day: Cleaning Terra Cotta Pots

To help ensure a healthy growing environment for your seedlings come Spring, it is important to properly clean your terra cotta pots before storing them for the winter. Mix one part bleach to ten parts water and gently scrub the inside and outside of the pots to remove any fungus that may be starting to grow. Allow them to dry before gently stacking them horizontally in a cool dry place (but not so cool that they will be exposed to freezing temperatures, or they may crack and break come Spring).

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2 responses to “Tip of the Day: Cleaning Terra Cotta Pots

  1. What a wonderful and amazingly informative blog. Thanks for the terra cotta pot tip — I am guilty of leaving them full of last year’s crud. Now I know better. Thanks!

  2. This is a good tip. I am now wondering – Is it bad to put perennial plants in terra cotta pots? They would never get cleaned. Is that a problem?

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