Herbs forum: Herb pots

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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
May 4, 2018 3:50 PM CST
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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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
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Mizshelli
May 5, 2018 5:30 PM CST
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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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
May 5, 2018 7:14 PM CST
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!
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
May 28, 2018 5:57 PM CST
First one is out!!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 30, 2018 9:17 AM CST
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.
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
May 30, 2018 2:47 PM CST
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
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
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CarolineScott
May 30, 2018 3:36 PM CST
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?
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Herbs
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kittriana
Jul 2, 2018 1:20 AM CST
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.
Should you go first, and I remain, to walk the road alone- I'll live in Memory's garden, dear, with happy days we've known.
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Jul 4, 2018 6:00 PM CST

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Starting to amass some stock of exciting new herb pots!!

Lol, not glazed on the inside btw!
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Herbs
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kittriana
Jul 4, 2018 10:52 PM CST
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.
Should you go first, and I remain, to walk the road alone- I'll live in Memory's garden, dear, with happy days we've known.

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