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May 4, 2018 3:50 PM CST
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
Hello! I have a quick question. Does anyone know if herb pots are supposed to be glazed on the inside?

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My first ones are being made!
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May 5, 2018 5:30 PM CST
Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Butterflies Herbs Canning and food preservation Region: Michigan Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I wouldn't be use a glaze on the inside, but I don't like any kind of chemicals leaching into my food.
Pottery is a talent I have never had, so congrats on being able to do it no matter what the outcome! Hurray!
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
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May 5, 2018 7:14 PM CST
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
Mizshelli said:I wouldn't be use a glaze on the inside, but I don't like any kind of chemicals leaching into my food.
Pottery is a talent I have never had, so congrats on being able to do it no matter what the outcome! Hurray!


Excellent point!! I didn't even think of that!! That is enough for me.

Thank You!
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May 28, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
First one is out!!
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May 30, 2018 9:17 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Glazed pots----the ones left unglazed inside,-- do not stand up in our winters. But the ones glazed inside and outside seem to be standing up. I have three that have gone through several winters. I only use them for ornamentals.
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May 30, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
CarolineScott said:Glazed pots----the ones left unglazed inside,-- do not stand up in our winters. But the ones glazed inside and outside seem to be standing up. I have three that have gone through several winters. I only use them for ornamentals.


I bet you get serious winters there! I'll try a set of fully glazed pots.. thanks for the information
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May 30, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have many of the old terra cotta pots which are totally unglazed and they have stood up for many years too.
There is something perhaps in the way the winter moisture is perhaps either trapped or exuded from the partly glazed ones?
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Jul 2, 2018 1:20 AM CST
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Container Gardener Region: Texas Winter Sowing Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Heirlooms Vegetable Grower Bookworm
Glazes come in unleaded mixtures these days, so can be used if unleaded. Yes, heat, cold and moisture cause the pot to break. Deep in the south the pots show the internal moisture levels of the potting mixes and help draw away over watering habits. I do not care for internally glazed pots, they give me fits with my plants.
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
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Jul 4, 2018 6:00 PM CST
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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Starting to amass some stock of exciting new herb pots!!

Lol, not glazed on the inside btw!
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Jul 4, 2018 10:52 PM CST
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Container Gardener Region: Texas Winter Sowing Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Heirlooms Vegetable Grower Bookworm
Chuckl, I always liked puttering with glazes on ceramics. If you are throwing your own pots, one of the considerations you need to anticipate is since many herbs are weeds, they have deep taproots, others like mint prefer to run along the ground with short roots.
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
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