Gardenwise on Storing Clay Pots

Storing Clay Pots for Winter 

Now is a good time to add storing clay pots to your list of garden chores to do before the cold weather sets in.  It’s important to empty, clean and sterilize your clay pots for winter storage to give them a longer life.  Clay pots must be stored in a dry environment to prevent cracking —  old soil can be used for compost, but don’t save it for next year’s pots.  Be sure to scrub your pots with a bleach solution to remove salts, algae and any lingering plant germs before storing.  A cold location is fine as long as the pots stay dry.  If you take care of your clay pots now, you’ll enjoy them for many years to come. 

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