I think that this is because (correct me if I'm wrong) the pots are very porous. I know that if you go fishing, you can take broken pieces of a terracotta pot and put it in with your minnows to help oxygenate the water.a0c8c wrote:Terracotta pots, and any other unglazed pot, will suck moisture from the soil. Tray watering prevents this as the pot will absorb it's own water. Glazed pots won't do the same as the glaze acts as a barrrier. I wouldn't recommend terracotta pots for plants that like alot of water.
Ah! Perhaps...a sherd midden? Future archeologists will be puzzled..."and here, we believe, was a repository of unsatisfactory pottery products, the source of clay for which has been shown to be across the Atlantic Ocean, thus proving an extended trade route."rainbowgardener wrote: (By "trash" I of course mean put in the the broken pottery pile to use in the bottom of future containers )