Terra cotta pots are great for container gardening and are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic pots (plus they look better in your garden or patio). But terra cotta pots can break, so instead of tossing those shards in the trash, use them to improve your garden. In rainier climates, mix the shards in the soil under the eaves of the house where rain water can build up on stormy days. It will help with drainage, since terra cotta absorbs water, and you won't see the shards, since they are mixed in the soil.
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