Terra cotta pots and planters aren’t cheap, but if kept in good condition, they will last for
many years. To preserve terra cotta, at the end of the season empty the pot and clean with soap
and water. Allow it to dry thoroughly, and store in a dry place. To prevent stacks of pots from
cracking or breaking, wrap each pot in a thick layer of newspaper before stacking. If a pot
breaks, save the broken shards and use to improve drainage at the bottom of other pots.