User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 12

Thread: Why unglazed clay pots should be avoided

  1. #1
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Why unglazed clay pots should be avoided

    Since I was out of town for 4 days I left my recently repotted Darlingtonia seedlings standing in deep water. Normally I top water them at least twice daily. This is what I saw when I came home:




    According to a potter friend of mine all sorts of salts are used in ceramics. Obviously not all of them become inert or incorporated into the material when the clay is fired.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  2. #2
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    G.R.O.S.S. I'm glad that's never happened to me! I love unglazed clay pots.

  3. #3
    Cardiac Nurse JB_OrchidGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    3,818
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As the salts acumulate and evaporate it is brought tot he surface and when the water evaprates off it leaves behind the salts.

    That is a little gross too. Another reason not to use unglazed pots, but I am like Clint. I love the look of unglazed pots. Especialy when it is covered in carpet moss!
    JB
    Friend me on facebook with JB_orchidguy@yahoo.com.
    Growlist Updated 05/08/13

  4. #4
    Loves VFT's! Trapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Slowly drifting out to sea...
    Posts
    3,036
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh wow. Is your plant going to be alright?
    Great Googly Moogly!

    Beware of the yellow snow!

  5. #5
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So far they seem ok. I have a topping of live Sphagnum which serves a coal miner's canary function and lets me know if anything is wrong.

    I love the look of unglazed pots too. Even when they get a coating of algae on the outside.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hamakua Coast,Hawaii,USA
    Posts
    1,235
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm shipping my donated primuliflora with a glazed pot
    Thats kinda freaky from the salt accumulation.

  7. #7
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my unglazed pot does that too...i just clean it off once it starts to accumulate.
    it is pretty nasty but i dont believe it will harm the plants, since the salt is being pushed to the outside of the pots rather than to the inside in the soil..

  8. #8
    Dead to Mosqueeto's ALL OF THEM! DJ.Zany-NL-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    oldenzaal, The Netherland's
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what was that about uranium pot's or something?
    Victory is mine!
    i like to grow plant's and i like to smoke plant's

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •