A crack does not mean the end of a terra cotta pot. On the contrary, it’s an easy thing to fix in two easy steps. First, scrub away excess dirt and debris and give the pot a rinse in soapy water, then let it dry completely. Then use an outdoor-safe silicone caulk to fill in the cracks from the inside of the pot; this will fill the cracks and make the pot more water-resistant. To make the seal set, wrap copper or metal wire tightly around the pot and twist it; this will create enough tension to essentially “clamp” the pot together and squeeze it until the silicone sets. Remove the wire in 48 hours and voila! New pot!
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