Gardening Tip: Use Old Terracotta Pots For Plant Drainage

Gardening Tip: Use Old Terracotta Pots For Plant Drainage

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Kate Legere
May 30, 2013

I was recently repotting some plants with my mom, and she passed along a useful tip: save your old broken or chipped terracotta pots. You can break them into smaller pieces and use them for drainage at the bottom of a new pot. You'll be diverting broken pots from a landfill, and terracotta is relatively light, so it will not add much weight.

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